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054-0006 Bloomington

Photo credit: Nancy Kraus, 2004

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VLR Listing Date 06/16/2004

NRHP Listing Date 08/11/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04000850

Bloomington, an antebellum farmhouse, is linked to the politically prominent Johnson family. The dwelling evolved to its present form between about 1790 and 1900 and is important because it is an increasingly rare example of 18th-to-early-19th-century English frame construction. The earliest section (now the west wing) was a two-room, three-bay, split-log dwelling over a rubble stone foundation. About 1832, an attached two-story, three-bay structure was constructed over a raised brick basement. A one-story, gable-roofed addition was added to the north wall of the main block about 1900. Late 19th-century outbuildings include a horse barn, corncrib, tool shed, and tobacco barn with heavy corner posts, beams, and diagonal bracing. Bloomington is one of the oldest dwellings in central Louisa County.

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

Updated: December 28, 2021