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033-0046 Holland-Duncan House

Holland-Duncan House
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VLR Listing Date 12/01/1999

NRHP Listing Date 01/28/2000

NRHP Reference Number 00000026

Holland-Duncan House has served as a focal point for the Hales Ford community since its construction in the 1830s by plantation owner Asa Holland, who also served as a federal postmaster before the Civil War. The two-story, Flemish-bond brick house features molded brick cornices, gauged jack arches over the first-story windows, and Federal-style interior detailing. After the Civil War, William Duncan married Holland’s daughter, Sallie, and the couple operated private academies at Hales Ford from 1874 to 1895. William Duncan became a prominent two-term superintendent of Franklin County schools in the late 1800s.


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


Updated: February 12, 2021