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VLR Listing Date 11/05/1968
NRHP Listing Date 04/16/1969
NRHP Reference Number 69000353
Delisted from VLR on 12/08/1993
Delisted from NRHP on 02/18/1994
Dr. Socrates Maupin, builder of the house in 1846, was one of the founders of the medical department of Hampden-Sydney College, now the Medical College of Virginia. When Maupin resigned to chair the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1853, he sold his house to a cousin of Matthew Fontaine Maury, the “Pathfinder of the Seas.” Maury made his home there for the summer of 1861, and while there carried on his experiments with the submarine torpedo. In 1993 the house was dismantled and re-erected a block away using only selected elements of the woodwork, resulting in its delisting from the registers.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
Updated: October 31, 2019