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.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
DHR has secured permanent legal protection for over 700 historic places - including 15,000 acres of battlefield lands
DHR has erected 2,532 highway markers in every county and city across Virginia
DHR has engaged over 450 students in 3 highway marker contests
DHR has stimulated more than $4.2 billion dollars in private investments related to historic tax credit incentives, revitalizing communities of all sizes throughout Virginia