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046-0019 Oak Crest

Oak Crest
Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 1997

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VLR Listing Date 12/10/1998

NRHP Listing Date 01/21/1999

NRHP Reference Number 98001648

Oak Crest presents a fine example of an evolved house. The original portion was built between 1790-1810, with a rear ell built around 1810, and wings built in 1900 and 1935. The 1935 kitchen wing was a mid-19th-century kitchen relocated from elsewhere on the property and incorporated into the house. The central portion of this Isle of Wight County house is a two-story, single-pile, side-passage-plan dwelling. Its first-floor parlor has a nicely detailed fireplace mantel. An early 19th-century smokehouse survives on the property. Oak Crest is noteworthy for its architectural integrity, particularly in the original section, and its relative architectural sophistication for a planter’s home.

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

Updated: July 30, 2021