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085-0207 Jacob Bowman House

Jacob Bowman House
Photo credit: Deborah Kidd Veitch, 2016

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VLR Listing Date 12/15/2016

NRHP Listing Date 02/21/2017

NRHP Reference Number SG100000679

Constructed around 1840, the Jacob Bowman House is an early example of a vernacular Greek Revival-style house in Shenandoah County and the Shenandoah Valley. Set on six acres, the two-story, hipped-roof, frame house features many well-preserved details and remains largely unaltered from its original construction. Also standing on the property are six historically contributing buildings or structures including a circa-1880 bank barn and a stable built around the same time, and the foundational remains of a springhouse that dates to around 1850. Overall, the property has a high degree of historic integrity of location, setting, design, and workmanship. Jacob Bowman was a direct descendant of European families who settled the northern Shenandoah Valley in the first half of the 18th century.

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

Updated: January 18, 2022