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273-0002 Hopkins and Brother Store

Hopkins and Brother Store
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VLR Listing Date 05/13/1969

NRHP Listing Date 11/12/1969

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NRHP Reference Number 69000217

This bracketed and weatherboarded Victorian building on the Onancock waterfront housed a business founded in 1842 by Capt. Stephen Hopkins. Selling general goods, the business remained in the hands of the Hopkins family until 1965. Although the building has been moved a short distance, it retains the relation to the waterfront it enjoyed when the store was a commercial and maritime trading center for the town as well as the Eastern Shore’s bayside. The interior has most of its 19th-century fittings and illustrates the maritime mercantilism of a small Chesapeake region town. Detailed records of the establishment are preserved in the Virginia Historical Society. The Hopkins and Brother Store, which contributes to the Onancock Historic District, was deeded by the Hopkins family to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (now Preservation Virginia) and it was repurposed for use as a restaurant.


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

Updated May 28, 2020