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046-0082 Joseph Jordan House

Joseph Jordan House
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VLR Listing Date 02/26/1979

NRHP Listing Date 06/22/1979

NPS property number 79003046

Built for the planter Joseph Jordan, this small brick-ended farmhouse with its distinctive architectural detailing typifies the moderate sized southeastern Virginia plantation house of the late 18th century. It belongs to a group of architecturally related houses in the Blackwater River area that represent the first flush of prosperity for the middling planters who settled here. A singular feature of these houses is the long shed dormer that lights the top floor, used instead of the more standard dormers. The later additions on the house, the outbuildings, and the 150 acre tract complete the picture of a typical 19th century farmstead of the region. The property has been known variously as Jordan’s or Boykin’s Quarter, the Hattie Barlow Moody farm, as well as Dews Plantation.


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

Updated September 17, 2018