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037-0069 Rochambeau Farm

Rochambeau Farm
Photo credit: Elizabeth Lipford/DHR, 2021

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/14/1998

NRHP Listing Date 08/05/1999

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 99000969

Rochambeau Farm, located in the vicinity of Manakin-Sabot in eastern Goochland County, illustrates the architectural evolution of an antebellum Piedmont farm into the 20th century. Its principal dwelling, built in the Greek Revival style between 1855-1860 for planter William A Dietrick, was the last major house to be erected in Goochland County before the Civil War. In the 20th century the farm became associated with Professor Raymond Weeks (1863-1954), an important American figure in literature and scholarship, who gave the farm its name and made it his Virginia residence from 1914 until his death in 1954. As chairman of the Department of Romance Languages at Columbia University, Weeks was a colleague to such literary giants of his era as Henry Adams and Joseph Bedier, and was also a noted author of short stories and poems. The nominated acreage includes an early-19th-century dwelling that served as Professor Weeks’s library, and numerous outbuildings.

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

Updated: December 30, 2021