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140-0039 Abingdon Historic District Extension

Abingdon Historic District Extension
Photo credit: David Edwards/DHR, 1986

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 04/15/1986

NRHP Listing Date 09/17/1986

NRHP Reference Number 86002193

This expansion of the original (1970) Abingdon Historic District in Washington County includes properties located along Valley, King, Park, and Oak Hill streets, and White’s Mill Road, and at the eastern and western ends of Main Street, and contains several early-19th-century buildings.  However, it is primarily significant for its late-19th- and early-20th-century residential architecture. These dwellings exhibit a rich diversity of architectural styles and building practices from the 1870s to the 1920s. Styles represented include the Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Bungalow, and Tudor Revival. Anchoring the western end of the Valley Street extension is Sinking Spring Cemetery which contains the graves of many of the town’s foremost citizens; and the William King High School, a visually prominent symbol of the county’s abiding concern for education.

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: July 20, 2022