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058-0185 Long Grass

Long Grass
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VLR Listing Date 04/28/1995

NRHP Listing Date 07/21/1995

NPS property number 95000894

Long Grass, farmed since the early 1800s by generations of the Tarry family, ranks among Mecklenburg County’s finest historic plantation complexes. The original section of the much-evolved H-plan house probably dates to the early 19th century, and began as a compact hall/parlor structure. George Tarry enlarged the house in 1840 with a two-story Greek Revival wing, giving his home a formal front section. The addition is attributed to the prolific regional builder-architect Jacob W. Holt. In the 1850s Tarry expanded the original section with a second story and a large Victorian porch. The existing farm buildings were erected at the turn of the century during the ownership of George B. Tarry. Early outbuildings remaining in the curtilage include a log schoolhouse, a kitchen/laundry, a smokehouse, and an icehouse. Nearby stand a log tenant house and a tobacco pack house.


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

Updated April 4, 2018