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079-0010 Linden Farm

Linden Farm
Photo credit: Elizabeth Lipford/DHR, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 09/21/1976

NRHP Listing Date 04/13/1977

NRHP Reference Number 77001492

The earliest portion of this vernacular farmhouse was erected ca. 1700, making the house at Linden Farm perhaps the oldest dwelling on the Northern Neck. Surviving in a remarkably good state of preservation, the Richmond County house has massive asymmetrical chimney stacks, a closed-string provincial Jacobean stair, and some original riven clapboard sheathing. Its tilted false-plate framing is an early form of Virginia timber construction. Also preserved here is rare surviving evidence of a sliding casement window, a window type once common in early vernacular houses. The house was probably built for Andrew Dew, Jr.  The Dew family was established in the Farnham area by 1661. The house at Linden Farm was lengthened by an addition on the north end ca. 1725-35. Stewardship by its owners has protected the special character of this important architectural document.


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


Updated: June 18, 2021