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069-0018 Fort Rodes *Delisted

Fort Rodes
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 11/21/1977

NRHP Listing Date 05/22/1978

NRHP Reference Number 78003190

Delisted from VLR on 03/19/1997

Delisted from NRHP on 03/19/2001

Fort Rodes is a distinctive example of the Rhenish houses of the Page Valley. It is called a “fort” for its vaulted cooling cellar, a common feature of Germanic houses in Europe and America. A traditional Rhenish Flurkuchenhaus, the central chimney was removed and alterations were made in the 19th century to adapt the house to Anglo-American styles of living. Probably built by John Rodes II in the fourth quarter of the 18th century, the house succumbed to fire in 1990.

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

Updated: March 3, 2021