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118-0198 Daniel's Hill Historic District

Daniel's Hill Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/14/1982

NRHP Listing Date 02/24/1983

NPS property number 83003289

This downtown residential neighborhood, on a ridge above the James River, holds a variety of 19th-century styles and house types. Concentrated building activity began in the 1840s after the subdivision of the Cabell/Daniel family plantation whose mansion, Point of Honor, forms the neighborhood’s focal point. Cabell Street, the district’s main street, is lined with a progression of mid and late 19th century mansions, all solid examples of their respective styles. Particularly interesting is the Y shaped dwelling at Cabell and B streets, built in 1875 by architect Robert C. Burkholder for himself. More typical is the 1853-54 Greek Revival Dabney Scott Adams house at 405 Cabell Street. Another Greek Revival landmark is the Rivermont, a frame mansion. Contrasting with these showy dwellings are the vernacular workers’ houses scattered along the back streets. Protected by historic zoning, the district is undergoing slow rehabilitation.


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

Updated April 4, 2018