Virginia State Seal Virginia Department of Historic Resources

138-0042-0428 Fair Mount

Fair Mount
Photo credit: David Edwards/DHR, 2021

*Click on image to enlarge.

For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 09/10/2003

NRHP Listing Date 01/16/2004

NRHP Reference Number 03001431

Fair Mount is a well-preserved, two-story, stuccoed stone dwelling located on the west side of Fairmont Avenue, in the Winchester Historic District. It occupies a 2.3-acre landscaped tract that includes a garage. Historical and architectural evidence suggest that local builder Lewis Barnett constructed the house about 1809 for merchant Joseph Tidball. Fair Mount exhibits elements of the Late Georgian style in its massing, and elements of the Adamesque-influenced Federal style in its detailing. It has a four-room plan with a front hall containing a lateral stair and one-and-one-half-story wings. In 1929, the house was remodeled in the Colonial Revival style and the formal gardens and garage were constructed. The property is one of the finest examples of a transitional Late Georgian-to-Federal-style dwelling in Winchester.

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: November 18, 2021