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VLR Listing Date 03/16/2005
NRHP Listing Date 05/26/2005
NPS property number 05000478; OT05000478
Delisted from VLR on 09/15/2016
Delisted from NPS on 02/21/2017
One of the finest and most prestigious historic homes in rural Southside Virginia, Woodlawn has appeared in local and regional history books. The Federal-style, two-part, story-and-a-half frame dwelling was built in two phases during the first half of the 19th century, with the early section likely constructed around 1815. The house is significant for its unusual plan and traditional timber-frame construction, as well as the finely carved, grained, and marbled woodwork of its interior, which contrasts greatly with the austerity of its exterior. Built for John Henry and his descendants, the house remained within the Henry family lineage, and the historic integrity of the house and grounds were meticulously maintained.
At the time of listing, the 8-acre property included the Federal-style ca. 1815 primary dwelling, a log smokehouse, and a family cemetery. In July 2015, the primary dwelling and smokehouse were demolished.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
Updated January 25, 2019