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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

090-0039 Enos House

Enos House
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VLR Listing Date 05/17/1977

NRHP Listing Date 12/07/1977

NPS property number 77001494

Erected before 1820 by the Warren family and last used as a private residence by the Enos family, this Surry County homestead is the sort of house occupied by middling farmers of the early Republican era in Southside Virginia. A distinguishing aspect of the otherwise simple dwelling is its double-pile, hall/parlor plan, a regional peculiarity reflecting the infiltration of Georgian layout into the vernacular architecture of an area which clung tenaciously to traditional forms well into the 19th century. The steep gable roof and narrow dormers are features common to most small houses of the period. The front porch is a later addition. The building stood neglected for many years but has been stabilized by Surry County with eventual restoration planned to complement the programs of an adjacent county recreational center.


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

Updated April 4, 2018