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058-0006 Cedar Grove

Cedar Grove
Photo credit: James Kinnear, 2009

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VLR Listing Date 06/17/2010

NRHP Listing Date 08/16/2010

NRHP Reference Number 10000560

Cedar Grove is a Greek Revival-style house built circa 1838. Its design is unusual for a Virginia plantation house, consisting of a hip-roofed main block on a raised basement with a large, hip-roofed clerestory. Its fine brick masonry may have been overseen by Dabney Cosby, a workman for Thomas Jefferson during the construction of the University of Virginia. Unusual interior treatments in the house include woodwork with traits associated with Thomas Day, an African American craftsman in nearby Milton, NC. Cedar Grove’s other existing buildings include tobacco barns, slave quarters, and tenant houses that recall its former days as an antebellum Mecklenburg County tobacco plantation.


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


Updated: August 6, 2021