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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

057-0036 Riverlawn

Riverlawn
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/21/2012

NRHP Listing Date 08/22/2012

NPS property number 12000543

Riverlawn, in Mathews County, is a locally significant property for its association with community leader and businessman John J. Burke III, who resided there with his wife from 1917 to 1931. Largely unaltered since 1931, Riverlawn was constructed in 1874. While Burke lived there, he was active in local and regional finance and politics, and served as director of the Bank of Mathews and publisher of the Mathews Journal. Riverlawn is also locally significant as an embodiment of a large and well-proportioned 1870s simplified Federal/Colonial Revival-style dwelling with sensitive updates in the 1920s and 1950s.


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

Updated April 4, 2018