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VLR Listing Date 09/19/1972
NRHP Listing Date 04/24/1973
NRHP Reference Number 73002215
From 1859 to 1861 this early-19th-century dwelling near the county courthouse in the Lexington Historic District was home to Confederate general Thomas J. (“Stonewall”) Jackson and his wife. It was built for Cornelius Dorman in 1801 as a typical Valley I-house. The facade was altered and a stone addition was erected before Jackson bought it. In 1906 the Stonewall Jackson House was sold to the United Daughters of the Confederacy and incorporated into the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, with the front being completely altered in a Classical Revival style. In the 1970s the Historic Lexington Foundation, with architect Milton L. Grigg, undertook the restoration of the house to its appearance during Jackson’s tenure, even reproducing the mid-19th-century façade with its shifted openings. The house is now a museum honoring the life of one the most brilliant military tacticians in history.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
Updated: July 23, 2021