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034-0115 Rose Hill Farm

Rose Hill Farm
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/19/1996

NRHP Listing Date 02/21/1997

NRHP Reference Number 97000149

In contrast to today’s restless demographics, Rose Hill Farm is an attestation of family continuity. Samuel Glass, an Irish native, settled in the Opequon Creek area in 1735. Part of his extensive holdings, including the Rose Hill property, were inherited in 1797 by his grandson, Samuel. The log house that Samuel Glass occupied here prior to gaining title is now the rear wing of the present house. In 1816 the farm’s ownership passed to Thomas Glass, a son of Samuel Glass, who built the front section by 1819. The boxy structure, with its shallow roof and row of attic windows, is an area architectural idiom. Fighting took place around the house during the 1862 battle of Kernstown. In 1952 the property was inherited by Julian Wood Glass, Jr., descendant of Samuel Glass. Now owned by the Glass-Glen Burnie Foundation, Rose Hill Farm is currently undergoing restoration.

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

Updated July 2, 2018