Built in the 1830s for Samuel and Betsy Brown Pierpoint, the house at Spring Hill Farm is a wonderful example of the three-bay, side-gable, side-passage house plan often used in Maryland and Tidewater Virginia during the early 19th century. The plan represents a rural modification of the telescoping house plan that was popular in urban settings for its economy of space. In rural settings such as Spring Hill, the telescoping form finds adaptation through extended side additions. Kitchens and domestic spaces occupy the wings, and more formal spaces are commonly placed to the front or public face of the residence. As a domestic complex, Spring Hill Farm also features an assemblage of historic outbuildings, including a smokehouse, springhouse, carbide house, and early 20th-century garage.
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