Virginia Home

Henry (County)

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Virginia Home, constructed in 1920, was directly associated with the labor history of Fieldale, a mill and company town in Henry County, built at the close of World War I by the Marshall Field Company for the manufacture and worldwide distribution of textiles. Located adjacent to the Fieldcrest Towel Mill, the two-story frame Virginia Home with a full two-story porch first served as a women’s dormitory for female employees of the mill. Fieldcrest Mills sold the property to its boarding house operator in the 1940s; thereafter the large dining room was open for public functions and use by civic organizations. The Henry County boarding house is sited on a large lot with self-sufficient orchards and gardens, surviving frame dependencies, a cook’s house, washhouse, and workers’ cottage.

Last Updated: March 24, 2023

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

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