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076-0004 Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 05/20/1980

NRHP Listing Date 07/30/1980

NPS property number 80004214

Built in 1837 by Benjamin Tasker Chinn, a grandson of Robert (“Councillor”) Carter, Ben Lomond is one of the only remaining plantation houses in an area which once exhibited such fine country residences as Portisi, Pittsylvania, Hazel Plain, Mountain View, Elmwood, Sudley, and Woodland. Constructed of native fieldstone, the house follows the single pile, five bay-facade format typical of its time and place. Its interior retains bold original woodwork. Ben Lomond was used as a hospital during the Civil War battles of first and second Man-assas, which were fought nearby. Because its surroundings have succumbed to intense commercial and residential development, Ben Lo-mond remains a cogent reminder of the region’s former agricultural character and Civil War history. The property is preserved as a public amenity by the Prince William County Park Authority.


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

Updated April 4, 2018