In Orange County, the 77-acre Mount Sharon property features a restrained Georgian Revival-style country house designed by noted 20th-century New York architect Louis Bancel LaFarge. LaFarge’s mastery of Georgian Revival design and proportion is evident in Mount Sharon, as well as his attention to fine craftsmanship and his familiarity with then-modern 1930s building technology and systems including reinforced concrete-and-steel construction for strength and fireproofing and central low-pressure steam heating. The property also contains brick gateposts from a previous Mount Sharon house that was begun in 1888, a late-19th-century manager’s house, and a small garage and a larger chauffeur’s quarters and garage built in 1937, when the main residence was completed.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark