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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

118-0203 Rivermont

Rivermont
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VLR Listing Date 12/01/1999

NRHP Listing Date 05/11/2000

NPS property number 00000496

Rivermont, completed in 1852, was the home of Judge William Daniel, Jr., a leading citizen of 19th-century Lynchburg. The Greek Revival villa was oriented to afford views of the James River and the city. In building the house, contractors Bailey and Lanahan adapted details from William Ranlett’s The American Architect, including the front porch with its Tower of the Winds capitals. After the Civil War, businessman and civil engineer Major Edward S. Hutter acquired Rivermont. Hutter followed Judge Daniel’s lead by developing the Daniel’s Hill neighborhood around the house, and his later Rivermont company ranked as the city’s foremost land development company at the end of the century.


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

Updated April 4, 2018