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121-0006 Matthew Jones House

Matthew Jones House
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VLR Listing Date 11/05/1968

NRHP Listing Date 06/23/1969

NPS property number 69000342

The main body of this T shaped colonial dwelling, with its superb glazed- header Flemish bond brickwork, probably was built for Matthew Jones in 1727, whose name and date are on inscribed bricks. The projecting entrance, a holdover from 17th century house types, is one of the state’s four remaining examples of this feature. The chimneys, with their great sloping haunches and divided stacks, survive from an earlier dwelling, probably frame. In 1893 the original interior trim was removed and the sides were raised to two full stories. Despite these changes, the house is an important architectural document, illustrating the transition the postmedieval vernacular to the Georgian style. Now within the Fort Eustis Military Reservation, the exterior is accessible to public visitation. The house underwent thorough stabilization and repair in 1992-93.


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

Updated April 4, 2018