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042-5016 Montpelier Historic District

Montpelier Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 03/13/2001

NRHP Listing Date 05/16/2002

NPS property number 02000517

Montpelier Historic District is a linear settlement along Old Mountain Road. The settlement grew from a colonial-era stagecoach stop at the Sycamore Tavern, the oldest building surviving in the district. By the early 20th century, Montpelier had become a thriving commercial village serving its agricultural base. By the 1930s, additional growth resulted from expanding prosperity gained from agricultural and timber resources. Buildings reflecting the district’s three centuries include houses, farm structures, stores, businesses, a church, a grange hall, and schools. These are still surrounded by farm and forest, which adds immeasurably to the ambiance of the district. As more and more of Virginia’s small towns are irrevocably changed by flight from farms and blight from insensitive development, quiet hamlets like Montpelier become all the more treasured.


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

Updated April 4, 2018