Aspen Lawn occupies a large portion of its original tract in rural western Southampton County. The frame house was begun around 1798 and the first-floor interiors feature Federal detailing. Tax records, structural evidence, and Greek Revival trim in the second story indicate that it was expanded to its full two stories about 1820. The two-story, double-pile, five-bay house has a central-hall plan. The first-floor hall is subdivided by a louvered partition dating to about 1870. Beyond the partition a closed winder stair leads to the second floor. The house has retained a remarkable level of integrity in its interior. Kitchens, bathrooms, and electricity have never been introduced. Most striking, however, is the interior painting, including grained doors, chair boards, moldings, and marbled mantels and baseboards.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark