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132-5013 Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill
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NPS property number 04000105

Cobble Hill sits on 196 acres within the city limits and consists of a well-preserved complex of late 19th-century agricultural buildings and an architecturally significant early 20th-century owner’s residence, as well as two tenant farms. The property is significant for architecture and agriculture. The principal building is a two-and-a-half-story masonry house with a steep gabled roof and half-timbered accents that Staunton architect Sam Collins designed in the Tudor Revival and French Eclectic styles in 1936. A summerhouse and a cistern-topped tower were designed by Collins and constructed at the same time in keeping with the house. The grounds feature a formal garden and pond along with late 19th-century frame dairy and feed barns located near the house. The gambrel-roofed barn, built in 1937, is the first barn that Sam Collins designed. The farmland continues to be used for agriculture.


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

Updated April 4, 2018