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078-5095 Locust Grove/R.E. Luttrell Farmstead

Locust Grove/R.E. Luttrell Farmstead
Photo credit: Elizabeth Beeman, 2012

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VLR Listing Date 03/21/2013

NRHP Listing Date 05/28/2013

NRHP Reference Number 13000343

The Locust Grove/R.E. Luttrell Farmstead in Rappahannock County dates to about 1815, when the main house was constructed. The farmstead evolved until about 1940, when major construction and alterations ceased on most of the 19-acre site’s agricultural buildings. Representative of a Virginia Piedmont farmstead, Locust Grove was initially devoted to subsistence farming before it became a horse farm in the 1920s. The main dwelling was constructed as a two-story, five-bay, frame I-House, with massive exterior-end stone and brick chimneys. It was expanded in the mid-19th and early-20th centuries. The interior retains period materials including door and window trim, chair rails, floors, doors and hardware, and has some very unusual mantels, unseen elsewhere in the region.

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

Updated: May 16, 2022