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081-7066 Sunnyside

Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 1998

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VLR Listing Date 06/12/2002

NRHP Listing Date 09/14/2002

NRHP Reference Number 02001003

Sunnyside is a fine example of a Federal-period farmhouse that may have been built in the late 18th century. The three-story, 10,000-square-foot Rockbridge County house includes later additions and changes made during the 19th and 20th centuries. The oldest part of the house is identified by its Flemish-bond brick walls, coursed-rubble limestone foundation, and wood cornice with simple modillions. A later addition is of mixed-bond brick construction on an uncoursed limestone ashlar foundation with a cornice designed to match the original section. Tall bay windows were added to Sunnyside during the Victorian era, followed by two brick porches with wrought-iron railings in the 1940s. The setting consists of a spacious lawn with gardens, walks, and large trees, in addition to several surviving dependencies. The house is thought to have been built for James Moore, a Rockbridge County sheriff. The Sunnyside property passed to Alexander Barclay in the late 1820s.

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

Updated: February 3, 2022