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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

144-0027 Farmville Historic District

Farmville Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 04/18/1989

NRHP Listing Date 10/30/1989

NPS property number 89001822

Established in 1798, this central Virginia community was laid out in an irregular grid pattern and grew by steady accretion. Its commercial, residential, and industrial sections preserve an instructive assemblage of historic buildings. Main Street, the primary commercial corridor, is dominated by the 1939 Prince Edward County Courthouse and blocks of late 19th- and early 20th-century brick commercial buildings. The district’s northern section contains an impressive grouping of large turn of the century warehouses, reflecting the importance of the tobacco industry to Farmville’s economy. Three residential neighborhoods—the western High Street corridor, the area bounded by High, Beech, Randolph, and Grove streets, and First and Second avenues—contain a variety of dwellings, churches, and schools, illustrating changing architectural tastes over 150 years. These quiet, shady streets are particularly rich both in restrained antebellum brick dwellings and more architecturally assertive Victorian and Colonial Revival residences.


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

Updated April 4, 2018