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132-0035 Gospel Hill Historic District

Gospel Hill Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 01/17/1984

NRHP Listing Date 02/14/1985

NRHP Reference Number 85000299

Occupying most of the eastern section of the hilly older quarter of Staunton, the primarily residential Gospel Hill Historic District contains a rich assemblage of 19th- and early-20th-century styles. The houses, mostly freestanding ones on small lots, range from simple Federal structures to mansions in the later revivalist styles, including Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival. Many of the more distinctive Colonial Revival residences were designed by the Staunton architect T. J. Collins. The district remains devoid of significant visual intrusions. Few of the streets are through ones, assuring an air of quiet dignity in many blocks. Particularly interesting architectural variety is found on East Beverley and Kalorama streets. The Gospel Hill Historic District is bordered on the east by the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind and on the west by Mary Baldwin College.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: May 5, 2022