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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

029-0028 Oak Hill

Oak Hill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/17/2004

NRHP Listing Date 05/19/2004

NPS property number 4000478

Richard Fitzhugh constructed Oak Hill on the historic Ravensworth tract. A late Georgian-style wood-frame dwelling with weatherboard cladding, Oak Hill faces sout. The building has a center-hall plan and stands two stories in height and five bays in width. The house was expanded about 1830 with the addition of a one-story, wood-frame wing that may have first been an outbuilding. Prominent restoration architect Walter M. Macomber significantly altered Oak Hill in the mid-to-late 1930s with the addition of a full-height Colonial Revival portico. He also replaced the central entry with a historic Italianate rounded-arch door and molded surround. The historic property, which was settled as a tobacco plantation late in the 18th century, is now nestled within a suburban Annandale neighborhood.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated August 9, 2018