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032-0017 Glen Burnie

Glen Burnie
Photo credit: DHR, 2010

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/14/2000

NRHP Listing Date 08/02/2000

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 00000893

Glen Burnie, built in 1829 for Elizabeth Cary, is one of a small group of buildings found in Fluvanna County that were built in the idiosyncratic romantic medieval-inspired style popularized there by General John Hartwell Cocke and constructed by builders he had trained. At Glen Burnie, some of these stylistic features include the cruciform plan, brick parapets, mousetooth cornice, pivoting windows, and decorative vent holes. Though it is known that Cocke was a friend of the first owner, no drawings or written evidence of his involvement have survived. In plan the house is similar to that of Carysbrook, another Cary family house known to have been designed by Cocke. Glen Bumie’s park-like setting complements the picturesque qualities of the structure.

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

Updated: April 19, 2021