For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF
VLR Listing Date 10/20/1981
NRHP Listing Date 10/21/1982
NRHP Reference Number 82001799 (no formal nomination)
The Barringer House was Dr. Paul B. Barringer’s family’s first “off-grounds” (non-campus) home in Charlottesville. Dr. Barringer (1857-1941) was a noted physician, scientist, executive, and publisher, however, he would prefer to be remembered as a “teacher of men.” Enjoying his proximity to the University of Virginia’s Medical School, of which he was on faculty, Dr. Barringer encouraged medical students to visit his home frequently, and they willingly did.
The buildings and districts listed under the Charlottesville Multiple Resource Area nomination represent a cross section of all the city’s historic periods, from the founding of Charlottesville in the 1760s through the advent of the automobile and the impact it had on the city’s expansion. Also included are buildings that have played an important part in the history of Charlottesville’s black community. The Barringer Mansion was listed in the registers under the Charlottesville MRA without a formal nomination document.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
Updated: March 12, 2021