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052-0340 William Sayers Homestead

William Sayers Homestead
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/11/2014

NRHP Listing Date 02/17/2015

NPS property number 15000017

The Sayers Homestead was established around 1796 by William Sayers, along the Wilderness Road and near the Cumberland Gap. The Sayers Homestead features a two-story stone house, built of limestone. Historically a relatively rare building type in southwest Virginia, stone houses today are exceptionally rare in the region, with perhaps less than a dozen examples still existing. In the 1890s, the Sayers house was added onto with a two-story, wood frame Victorian-style wing, resulting in a clear contrast between two distinct building traditions from different eras, nearly a century apart. The property also contains a limestone garage and an assortment of farm buildings dating to the late-19th and early-20th centuries; a circa 1900 vehicular bridge, and a pre-1840 trace of the Old Wilderness Road.


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

Updated October 10, 2018