Completed in 1841 and expanded in 1851, the house at Riverside Farm in Nelson County is locally important for its modest, late Federal-style architecture. The main house features sophisticated architectural elements seen in earlier, grander houses in the county but executed at Riverside on a smaller scale, reflecting architectural ambitions beyond its size and reportedly the original owner’s financial capacity. The farm, which contains several early outbuildings, evolved through time to meet changing agricultural needs.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark