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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

042-0006 Church Quarter

Church Quarter
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/13/2000

NRHP Listing Date 11/22/2000

NPS property number 00001436

Church Quarter is a one-story, log, hall-parlor-plan house that was built about 1843. It remains remarkably intact and unspoiled, a rare survivor of what was once a common house type. Standing on Old Ridge Road, one of the earliest thoroughfares in the county, Church Quarter is one of the best-preserved antebellum log structures in central Virginia. Important surviving interior features, including hardware, give it special significance. During the Civil War, Stonewall Jackson’s well-documented stop for water contributed to the local importance of the property. Near the main house are the ruins of a sort of orangery dating from about 1900 and known locally as “the flower house.” Old plant material similar to that described in the account of Jackson’s visit survives in the yard. Church Quarter is owned by the Scotchtown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


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

Updated April 4, 2018