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053-0598 William Virts House

William Virts House
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VLR Listing Date 12/16/2010

NRHP Listing Date 02/22/2011

NRHP Reference Number 11000027

The original portion of the William Virts House was constructed circa 1798 by Virts who immigrated with his family from Pennsylvania into western Loudoun County, as part of a settlement pattern that saw the arrival of British Quakers, German Lutherans, German Lutherans, and Scots Irish Presbyterians into the Catoctin Creek watershed. He later expanded the house to two-and-a-half stories around 1813 and remodeled it in the Federal style. A two-story wooden porch was added to the south side of the house in 1930, and a one-story brick addition was built to the west in 1999. The property also includes a circa 1813 stone springhouse and circa 1840 frame shed on a stone foundation.


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

Updated May 13, 2020