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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

076-0014 Moor Green

Moor Green
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 07/18/1978

NRHP Listing Date 11/17/1978

NPS property number 78003039

Moor Green erected ca. 1800-1810 for Howson Hooe and is one of an interesting collection of architecturally restrained two-story, five-bay plantation houses built in Prince William County in the Federal period. In 1820 it was taxed at $4000, a relatively high valuation for a dwelling at that time. In addition to its handsome brickwork and sophisticated but simple interior woodwork, the house is distinguished by its banded American bond side and rear walls and its flounder roofed rear ell, part of the original construction. The molded brick cornice is also a detail common to the area’s Federal houses. The house stood empty and vandalized during the 1980s but was carefully restored in recent years. Although its farmlands have been developed, the house maintains a protected setting overlooking handsome landscaped grounds.


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

Updated April 4, 2018