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173-5001 Boydton Historic District

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

VLR Listing Date 03/14/2001

NRHP Listing Date 05/16/2002

NPS property number 02000511

Boydton Historic District is one of the best-preserved small county seats in the Commonwealth. In addition to its beautiful classical courthouse, the town contains significant church and school buildings, a great variety of houses, and typical rural commercial buildings. The oldest structure is the rambling picturesque Boyd Tavern begun in the 18th century. The most unusual is the Beales, Berlinger & Gregory Studebaker dealership building built in 1918, featuring an ornamental metal facade, corner finial, and recessed first story—a rare survival for almost any Virginia locality. Unique is the verdant field of the Cedar Crest plantation complex, which, like an English town common, is bordered by the PresbyterianChurch, the St. James Episcopal Church cemetery, large houses along one side, and the Classical Revival plantation house itself.


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

Updated April 4, 2018