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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

056-0038 Woodbourne

Woodbourne
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/17/1998

NRHP Listing Date 06/28/1999

NPS property number 99000727

Woodbourne was nominated for its prominence as an architectural landmark. The house is located just outside of the courthouse town of Madison in Madison County. Constructed over the period of 1805- 1814, Woodbourne exhibits fine construction features on the exterior and interior. Built for Henry Price, the fine Flemish-bond brickwork has been attributed to master mason, William B. Phillips, who worked for Thomas Jefferson and later became involved with the construction of the Madison County Courthouse. Woodbourne also served as residence for Dr. George Nathaniel Thrift. Thrift became involved in an argument with his attorney, James Lawson Kemper, future Virginia governor. A duel was planned, but was stopped when discovered by local authorities.


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

Updated August 7, 2018