Glenview is a two-story frame dwelling with sections dating back to circa 1800. The house is representative of early- to mid-19th-century architecture in Virginia’s Tidewater region, reflecting the lifestyle of a middling planter. The survival of Glenview is notable since many of Sussex County’s early-19th-century dwellings have been significantly altered or have fallen into severe disrepair, obliterating tangible links to that part of the county’s history. Glenview was built by Theodorick Chambliss, a prominent local farmer and merchant who also operated a general mercantile business. Future members of the Chambliss family, including Theodorick’s son William, increased the family’s influence through political involvement as a justice of the county court and sheriff. Glenview was also twice used as a hospital for Union troops during the Civil War.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark