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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

129-0012 Monterey

Monterey
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VLR Listing Date 04/22/1998

NRHP Listing Date 03/05/1999

NPS property number 98001069

Monterey is a Greek Revival house built in 1853 for Salem business leader Powell H. Huff (1793-1884). The house was depicted in Edward Beyer’s well-known painting of Salem (c.1855). Set atop a prominent hill, the building features a Doric portico with flanking porches. Huff was one of Salem’s important civic leaders. Serving on the board of the town’s male academy in 1831, by 1849 Huff was town trustee, and three years later, an office or major investor in the Bank of Roanoke in Salem. By the 1890s, Monterey became a boarding house, accommodating guests from the Deep South who preferred the more temperate climate of Salem, as well as students from the nearly Roanoke College. In 1925, Charles Allen Albert purchased the property. Albert was the owner of Albert Brothers Contractors, Inc., a firm that specialized in road construction. Its projects included work on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Lee Highway (U.S.Route 11). Several 1850s and 1920s outbuildings remain on the property.


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

Updated August 7, 2018