John Beaver House

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A rare decorative design of lozenges formed of glazed headers in the façade brickwork distinguishes this Valley farmhouse. Built 1825-26 for John Beaver, the two-story dwelling combines architectural elements from both Continental and Anglo-American vernacular building traditions. The decorative brickwork, double entry, and four-bay façade are related to German house forms. The hall-parlor plan and plain Federal woodwork are more standard eastern Virginia features. John Beaver’s wife, Nancy Strickler Beaver, was a descendant of Abraham Strickler, one of the Shenandoah Valley’s first settlers. A two-story ell with two-level galleries was added in the late 19th century. The John Beaver House in Page County long stood in neglected condition but has been handsomely restored in recent years. A contemporary two-story smokehouse and a one-story wash house survive on the grounds.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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

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