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227-5003 Thomas Claiborne Creasy House

Thomas Claiborne Creasy House
Photo credit: Debra McClane, 2014

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VLR Listing Date 12/11/2014

NRHP Listing Date 02/17/2015

NRHP Reference Number 15000018

The Thomas Claiborne Creasy House in Pittsylvania County’s Town of Gretna is where Thomas C. Creasy resided during a career that brought him wealth and saw him operating a mercantile warehouse, owning numerous parcels of land, and rising to local prominence as a merchant, bank president, justice of the peace, and philanthropist who donated land and money to establish churches and schools in Gretna. The original circa-1840, two-story frame house was purchased by Creasy in 1883 and evolved through various additions and alterations into one of Gretna’s finest residences, one that now features vernacular elements, as well as Italianate-, Colonial Revival-, and Craftsman-derived influences in its architecture.

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

Updated: June 6, 2021