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041-5034 Carlbrook

Photo credit: Ann Miller, 1998

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VLR Listing Date 03/17/1999

NRHP Listing Date 05/26/2000

NRHP Reference Number 00000556

Located in western Halifax County, Carlbrook was built in the late 1920s as a country place and retirement home for Imperial Tobacco Company executive Luther E. Carlton and his wife, Myrtle Boyd Carlton. The imposing Georgian Revival residence was constructed of native stone quarried on the property, from the designs of Richmond architect Luther P. Hartsook. At its greatest extent (from the late 1920s until 1962), the Carlbrook estate extended from present State Route 360 south some four miles to Barley Creek. The dramatic setting retains much of the original landscape features, including terraces, walkways, sunken gardens and a lake with a spillway in the form of a stone-lined cascade. The house and its remarkable collection of associated buildings have seen few changes since they were built.

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

Updated: December 29, 2021