Daniel’s Hill Historic District

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The downtown residential neighborhood that comprises the Daniel’s Hill Historic District, on a ridge above the James River in the city of Lynchburg, 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 Calhoun Burkholder for himself. More typical is the 1853-54 Greek Revival-style Dabney-Scott-Adams House at 405 Cabell Street, also known as Dabney’s Folly. Another Greek Revival landmark is Rivermont, a frame mansion. Contrasting with these showy dwellings are the vernacular workers’ houses scattered along the back streets. Protected by historic zoning, the Daniel’s Hill Historic District began to undergo a slow rehabilitation at the close of the 20th century.

Last Updated: April 14, 2024

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

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