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053-1059 Myrtle Hall

Myrtle Hall
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VLR Listing Date 03/08/2006

NRHP Listing Date 05/17/2006

NPS property number 06000408

Myrtle Hall is an unusually large and well-preserved circa 1813 brick Federal-style plantation house, with a later library addition constructed with elements of the Greek Revival style. The dwelling has a two-story main block with a smaller two-story service wing and an early one-story kitchen addition. The original design and appearance and much of the original materials of the main house’s exterior and interior remain undisturbed. Mordecai Throckmorton’s purchase of an 800-acre property from Thomas A. Brooks in 1813, and the subsequent construction of the large brick plantation house marked the beginning of his 25-year tenure operating one of the largest slave-labor based plantations in Loudoun County. Today, the house is set roughly in the center of a 40-acre farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by its historic agricultural fields and pastures. While the farm is greatly diminished from its original size, the remaining acres retain the original agricultural character with open landscape and uncluttered views. The property contains several agricultural outbuildings and the Thockmorton family cemetery.


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

Updated October 14, 2018