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085-0076 Dr. Christian Hockman House

Dr. Christian Hockman House
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 01/17/1984

NRHP Listing Date 02/23/1984

NPS property number 84003593

Dr. Christian Hockman’s house, conspicuously located on U. S. Route 11, is a rare example of the Italian Villa style in the lower Shenandoah Valley. The square tower is the style’s signature feature. The mass-manufactured exterior and interior woodwork are illustrative of an important change in the region’s building tradition. Supplanting ornaments made by hand, the machine-made components were sold through illustrated catalogs in major towns and cities and were distributed through rural areas by the ever-widening railroad network. The Hockman house was built in 1868-70 just as rail service was opened from Baltimore to nearby Edinburg. Dr. Hockman is listed in the 1885 atlas as a dentist living just north of Edinburg on the Valley Turnpike. The house stood unoccupied for several years but has since been restored and is now a bed and breakfast inn.


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

Updated April 4, 2018