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156-0020 Monterosa (Neptune Lodge)

Monterosa (Neptune Lodge)
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VLR Listing Date 06/19/1990

NRHP Listing Date 01/25/1991

NPS property number 90002193

Warrenton. Monterosa was originally the home of William (“Extra Billy”) Smith, two-term governor of Virginia (1846-1849 and 1864-1865). Smith also served in the Virginia senate, the U. S. House of Representatives, the Confederate House of Representatives, and as a major general in the Confederate Army. Early in his career, Smith ran the longest mail route in the nation and was dubbed “Extra Billy” by a U. S. Senator during a Congressional investigation. Sharing the site with Smith’s house are three outbuildings: a architectural stylish Italianate stable built in 1847, a brick smokehouse, and a late 19th-century dwelling known as the Office. James K. Maddux, a later owner and a leader in the Warrenton Hunt, remodeled Smith’s Italianate dwelling in the Colonial Revival taste, adding the portico. He also changed its name to Neptune Lodge.


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

Updated April 4, 2018