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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

034-0486 Sunrise

Sunrise
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VLR Listing Date 10/19/1994

NRHP Listing Date 02/08/1995

NPS property number 95000021

The very picture of a historic homestead, Sunrise maintains a quiet setting in the scenic landscape of western Frederick County. It is situated on Hollow Road, an unpaved, 18th-century road trace. The original log portion was built following Robert Muse’s purchase of the property in 1818. A ca. 1850 log extension gave the house a somewhat irregularly spaced five-bay facade. The exterior was weatherboarded and the two-level porch was added at the same time. Although of simple outline, the addition was fitted with country Greek Revival trim including curious scalloped lintels over interior openings and an Asher Benjamin-style doorway. The house was further enlarged with a rear wing in 1914. The property remained in the Muse family until 1963. Its old-fashioned character has been carefully maintained by the current owners. Two late 19th-century barns and a meathouse remain on the property.


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

Updated April 4, 2018