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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

071-5153 Locust Hill

Locust Hill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/11/2002

NRHP Listing Date 11/27/2002

NPS property number 02001449

Craftsman Enoch Johnson built Locust Hill, a two-and-a-half story Swiss Gothic-style Victorian cottage, for Samuel Marion Stone between 1859 and 1861. Its steeply pitched roof incorporates two central chimneys and four gables decorated in ornamental bargeboard. The original portion of Locust Hill has a symmetrical plan with two parlors on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second. Stone’s granddaughter built a rear addition to the main house during the early 1930s. Numerous secondary structures survive, including a tavern, a servant’s quarters, and a gristmill. A dam, a family cemetery, and the ruins of an 18th-century house are also located on the property. Locust Hill stands on the site of Ward’s Tavern, an ordinary started about 1772 by British pioneer John Ward.


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

Updated January 25, 2019