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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

048-0019 Rokeby

Rokeby
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/01/2004

NRHP Listing Date 01/20/2005

NPS property number 04001544

Built circa 1828, Rokeby is a Federal-style, two-story house of Flemish-bond red brick construction, with a one-story portico sheltering the arched front entrance. In addition to its architectural integrity, the 50-acre estate is significant for its association with two men: Gustavus Brown Wallace, a member of a large extended family of social, political, and economic prominence in Virginia’s colonial and antebellum past, and Langbourne Meade Williams, one of Richmond’s most successful investment bankers in the early 20th century.


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

Updated February 7, 2019