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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

071-0020 Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/15/2017

NPS property number SG100001515

Located on a ridge above the Dan River in Pittsylvania County, Oak Ridge is a Greek Revival/Classical Revival house with many notable stylistic and decorative features. The house was built around 1840 for planter George Adams and his wife, Justina. The interior is richly embellished with ornamental plasterwork, mahogany-grained doors, and marbled baseboards and stair risers. A monumental Doric portico was added to the front in the early-20th century. The Adams’s daughter Emma married Dr. John R. Wilson whose doctor’s office still stands on the grounds. Also on the property are an early kitchen, a carriage house, a log root cellar, and log and frame secondary dwellings. An extensive garden with sunken sections, geometric boxwood plantings, and large magnolias and cedars has developed continuously since the antebellum period.


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

Updated October 22, 2018