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114-0103 Scott House/Magnolia Manor

Scott House/Magnolia Manor
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NPS property number 99000967

Scott House/Magnolia Manor was built in 1889 by the Scott family. William Scott served for many years as a harbor pilot and later an entertainment entrepreneur owning and operating a string of theats on the peninsula. The Scott House, now known as Magnolia Manor, is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style with its hallmark attributes: a wraparound porch, an asymmetrical facade, and a complex roof form marking the exterior. Column screens divide principal interior spaces on the first floor and an ornate stair rises from the hall. Also noteworthy are the elaborate fireplace overmantels and firebacks. Owners have lovingly restored the house, which had been divided into numerous apartments.


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

Updated April 4, 2018