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060-0013 Yellow Sulphur Springs

Yellow Sulphur Springs
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/20/1977

NRHP Listing Date 09/20/1979

NPS property number 79003057

Developed in the early 19th century, Yellow Sulphur Springs afforded its patrons the usual middle class leisure-time and therapeutic pursuits of the mid Victorian-era mountain resorts. Prior to the Civil War, the spa was enjoyed by individuals who soon were to make history: Edmund Ruffin, Jubal Early, and P.G.T. Beauregard. Despite the loss of a later main hotel building and several cottages, the original early 19th century hotel structure with its mid-19th-century galleried facade survives. Also remaining amid a grove venerable oaks are three cottage rows and an early bowling alley, making the group one of the state’s most complete early spa complexes. A focal point is the polygonal gazebo sheltering the spring. Most of the cottages are now rented as apartments. The hotel building, long in a neglected state, has been restored in recent years.

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

Updated April 4, 2018