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081-0295 Virginia Manor

Virginia Manor
Photo credit: Dianne Pierce, 1987

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VLR Listing Date 03/17/1987

NRHP Listing Date 09/10/1987

NRHP Reference Number 87001549

Originally known as Glengyle, Virginia Manor evolved from a simple vernacular structure into a high-style country estate. It began in 1800 as the two-story log home of John Fleming. In 1856 the log house became the rear wing of the two-story, five-bay frame home of Thomas Burks. In 1890 the property was sold to the Rockbridge Company, a land development company hoping to capitalize on the development of the nearby town of Glasgow. The company president, Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, nephew of Robert E. Lee, set up residence at Glengyle. The development scheme failed, and in 1897 the Rockbridge County property was purchased by Mrs. George W. Stevens, whose husband was president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. The Stevenses transformed the property into a summer residence, called Virginia Manor, further remodeling and enlarging the house and adding various outbuildings, including a private railroad station.

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

Updated: February 3, 2022