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076-0019 Pilgrim's Rest

Pilgrim's Rest
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

See link(s) below to view additional documentation.

VLR Listing Date 12/13/1988

NRHP Listing Date 10/30/1989

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NPS property number 89001797; 03001434

Overlooking what is yet a rural landscape in this rapidly developing region, Pilgrim’s Rest is a reminder of the rich heritage of 18th-century architecture remaining in Prince William County. The house was built ca. 1790 for Henry Dade Hooe, around the time of his marriage to Jane Fitzhugh. Particularly noteworthy is the massive chimney structure, consisting of two exterior stacks joined by two levels of pent closets. Such chimneys were indigenous features of the county’s Federal-period houses, but only a handful remain. The body of the house is a typical side-passage frame dwelling. The exterior flush-board siding, installed in a 1955 restoration, is a replacement of deteriorated original siding. The interior preserves much original woodwork including paneled mantels and wainscoting. An unusual aspect of the plan is the concealed stair rising between walls rather than in the passage.

A boundary increase was nominated in 2004 after the purchase of four tracts of land that were historically associated with the property by the owners of Pilgrim’s Rest.
[VLR Listed: 9/10/2003; NRHP Listed: 1/16/2004]

2004 Boundary Increase nomination


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

Updated September 13, 2018