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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

145-5032 Woods Hill

Woods Hill
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/12/2013

NRHP Listing Date 02/05/2014

NPS property number 13001161

Woods Hill in the City of Franklin is a significant example of the collaborative work of two 20th-century master practitioners in Virginia of home and landscape design, Alan McCullough and Charles Freeman Gillette, with the landscape design being the primary focus of the nomination. Gillette sited the house and other buildings, including incorporating existing buildings (a 1937 restaurant, service station, and pump house) and laid out the property’s ponds, gardens and other plantings. Architect McCullough designed the two-story brick and wood house, constructed in 1951. The 17-plus acre property features a car park, dog cemetery, log cabin, flower house, dog house, stables, peacock house, pump house, doll house, and fort.


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

Updated November 29, 2018