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038-0018 Bourne-Hale House

Bourne-Hale House
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/17/2004

NRHP Listing Date 08/26/2004

NPS property number 04000483

The Bourne-Hale House exemplifies the lifeways of the early settlers of mountainous southwestern Virginia. Built about 1830, the log dwelling is located on the 98-acre Meadow View Farm in Spring Valley, surrounded by meadows, hills, and mountains. Knob Fork Creek crosses the one-lane, half-mile-long, private road leading to the house. The two-story, rectangular, weatherboarded building has a fieldstone foundation, a one-story, three-bay porch with square wooden columns, nine-over-six and six-over-six doublehung sash windows, and a gable roof with pressed-metal shingles. A brick chimney on each end of the house supports two interior fireplaces. The interior walls and ceiling are plastered, except for one room sheathed with horizontal boards. Wainscoting and molded trim are in each room, with Federal-style mantels in two rooms. The house is among the few well-preserved log dwellings in the county.


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

Updated April 4, 2018