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034-0031 Long Meadows

Long Meadows
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VLR Listing Date 06/01/2005

NRHP Listing Date 07/27/2005

NPS property number 05000769

Located along Opequon Creek, west of Winchester, Long Meadows is a well-preserved stone and log dwelling that evolved from a frontier residence to a prosperous 19th-century homestead through three distinct stages of construction. The earliest section of the house is a one-and-a-half-story limestone portion, likely constructed circa 1755 by Robert Glass. Shortly thereafter a one-and-a-half-story detached log unit was built to the east and connected to the original section by a covered breezeway. The last addition came in 1827 with a large two-story, stuccoed stone wing. With a gable-end front and a lateral-hall plan, this latter section illustrates astylistic transition from Federal to Greek Revival. Unfortunately a fire in 1916 in the 1827 section destroyed the roof, the staircase, and all of the woodwork in the second floor. A restoration completed in 1919 salvaged much of the original firstfloor woodwork. Since then, the house has undergone few significant alterations. The cluster of domestic resources on the property provides an excellent portrayal of frontier life in a community that is closely associated with the 18th-century settlement of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.


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

Updated April 4, 2018