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123-0006 Sutherland House

Sutherland House
Photo credit: Greg Werkheiser, 2011

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VLR Listing Date 09/22/2011

NRHP Listing Date 11/22/2011

NRHP Reference Number 11000837

The Sutherland House is one of the most architecturally significant Civil War-era houses in Petersburg. The house, which features two unusual chimneys, was built circa 1860 by George Washington Sutherland, a prosperous city grocer, and his wife. An existing one-room brick dwelling built in 1838 was adapted by Sutherland to serve as an ell to the new house, and a two-story frame addition was completed by 1877. The interior features ornate plaster ceiling medallions, wide-plank heart pine floors, eight fireplaces, and twelve-foot-eight-inch ceilings. The contributing two-story, four-room brick service building to the rear, contemporary with the main house, is one of few such dependencies to survive in Petersburg.

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

Updated: July 2, 2021