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140-0018 Mont Calm

Mont Calm
Photo credit: Mike Pulice/DHR, 2011

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VLR Listing Date 01/15/1974

NRHP Listing Date 07/18/1974

NRHP Reference Number 74002148

On a ridge overlooking the historic district of Abingdon in Washington County, Mont Calm stands as one of the best examples of Federal domestic architecture in this historic Southwest Virginia community. The generously proportioned dwelling, with its formal fa├žade, finely jointed brickwork, and Doric cornice, is tangible evidence of the sophisticated lifestyle enjoyed in the early days of the region. Completed in 1827, Mont Calm has been the home of the Campbell, Cummings, and Mingea families. It was built for David Campbell, who served as Virginia’s governor in 1837-40 and was an early champion of public education. The interior of Mont Calm was remodeled by Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Egerton Mingea after they purchased the property in 1905. Mr. Mingea started the Virginia-Carolina Railroad following his move to Abingdon.

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

Updated: February 15, 2022