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173-0023 On the Hill

On the Hill
Photo credit: DHR, ca 1989

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VLR Listing Date 12/12/2013

NRHP Listing Date 02/05/2014

NRHP Reference Number 13001164

On the Hill, a circa 1886 Queen Anne-style house occupying nearly 23 acres in the Mecklenburg County town of Boydton, sits with its dependencies, as its name implies, on the crest of a small hill. A contributing property in the Boydton Historic District, the three-story house features a Victorian-era wraparound porch, gazebo, turret, soaring and multiple cross-gabled roofs, gingerbread, and naturalistic raised metal designs. The interior Victorian embellishments of On the Hill also remain intact. Secondary buildings consist of a pumphouse atop a stone-lined well, a summer kitchen, a smokehouse, and a caretaker’s cottage.

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

Updated: December 20, 2021