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063-0005 Cedar Lane

Cedar Lane
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Likely built for William Poindexter or his daughter Ann and her husband, Thomas Howle, in the late 1700s, Cedar Lane is one of a relatively small number of intact late eighteenth-century frame dwellings that has survived to reflect the development of a modest plantation house in the area by one of New Kent County’s earliest European families. The form and architectural features of the dwelling embody the area’s Early National and Antebellum period architecture as well as the success of its agricultural economy for members of the upper-middle class before the Civil War. The house began as a hall-parlor plan and was soon expanded by members of the Poindexter and Apperson families into a central two-story massing flanked by one-room wings with elements of Federal and Greek Revival styling.


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

Updated April 4, 2018