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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

034-0031 Long Meadows

Long Meadows
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/01/2005

NRHP Listing Date 07/27/2005

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference 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 a stylistic 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 first-floor 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 29, 2020