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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

041-5033 Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove
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VLR Listing Date 06/16/1999

NRHP Listing Date 08/05/1999

NPS property number 99000966

Pleasant Grove was established as a tobacco farm by David S. Farmer in the late 1880s. At the heart of the property stands the two-story Victorian dwelling distinguished by its two-tier central porch rising from the ground-floor veranda. In addition to the main dwelling are some 20 other buildings and sites. These give an unusually complete picture of the varied domestic and agricultural structures that constituted working farm complexes over the past century. Farmer’s descendants still own the property. Pleasant Grove served as a retreat for prominent authors LeGette Blythe and William LeGette Blythe II, respectively the husband and grandson of David Farmer’s daughter, Esther Emily.


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

Updated August 7, 2018