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040-0017 Spring Hill *Delisted

Spring Hill
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VLR Listing Date 10/15/1985

NRHP Listing Date 12/02/1985

NPS property number 85003094

Delisted from VLR on 06/19/2008

Delisted from NPS on 06/10/2005

Although in neglected condition, Spring Hill is recognized as the finest 18th-century residence surviving in Greensville County. The construction date has not been documented but the building was standing by 1786 when William Andrews operated a tavern here. George Washington visited the tavern in 1791 and noted it in his journal: “Breakfasted at one Andrews’ a small but decent House about a mile after passing the ford (or rather the bridge) over the Meherrin river. . . ” The original portion of the house is a two-story, side-passage dwelling still sheathed with early beaded weatherboards. The passage contains an unusually fine Georgian stair with vase-and-column balusters and what may be an original grained finish. Two early outbuildings remain on the grounds. The house served as a girls’ school in the mid-19th century when it was owned by Mary G. Jane Johnson.

The house caved-in and was subsequently burned in 1999, and delisted from the NRHP in 2005 and from the VLR in 2008.


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

Updated January 17, 2019