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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

117-0010 Mulberry Hill

Mulberry Hill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/15/1982

NRHP Listing Date 09/09/1982

DHR Board of Historic Resources easement

NPS property number 82004671

The much-evolved Mulberry Hill, one of the several historic houses dotting the hills around Lexington, illustrates changes in local architectural taste over a hundred year period. The house grew from a one-story, double-pile core to a two-story, gable-roof dwelling, and finally to a hipped-roofed mansion. Its regionalized Georgian woodwork and plasterwork is some of the finest in the area. Apparently situated on the site of the 1777 residence of William Graham, the original section was begun ca. 1797 for Andrew Reid, the first Rockbridge County clerk. It was enlarged in the mid-19th century for his son Samuel McDowell Reid, and given its present appearance ca. 1903 by local architect William C. McDowell when it was sold to Elinor Jackson Junkin Latane. Mulberry Hill’s early 20th-century garden frames a view of House Mountain, a familiar natural landmark.


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

Updated April 23, 2019