Schoolfield Historic District

The roughly 512-acre Schoolfield Historic District encompasses the remaining buildings associated with the mill village of Schoolfield, an independent company town the textile giant Dan River Mills developed southwest of […]

Doctors Building

The Doctors Building was constructed in a time of drastic architectural, medical, and social change in the mid-20th century. Designed in the International Style, the medical office buildings reflected a […]

Civil War-Era National Cemeteries (MPD)

This Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPD) facilitates the individual nomination of Civil War-era cemeteries. Many contain the fine architectural examples of a prototype design of lodges that were executed in […]

Mechanicsville Historic District

Danville’s Mechanicsville Historic District emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a distinctive, ethnically mixed neighborhood of tradesmen, educators, skilled workers, and laborers associated with Danville’s textile […]

Schoolfield Welfare Building

The Schoolfield Welfare Building, located in Danville and completed in 1917, was constructed by Dan River, Inc., and built in support of the textile mill company’s progressive welfare policies that […]

Dan River Mill No. 8

Recalling Danville’s former role as a world textile-manufacturing powerhouse, Dan River Mill No. 8 was built by Dan River, Inc. in 1920 and operated from 1921 through to the 1990s. […]

Holbrook-Ross Street Historic District

Holbrook-Ross Street Historic District is significant for its evolution into a distinctive African American neighborhood in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Architecturally, the 116 buildings in the 200-400 […]

North Danville Historic District

The North Danville Historic District is primarily residential with a small commercial district along North Main Street, the central corridor. The city of Danville developed south of the Dan River […]

Langhorne House

The Langhorne House is the birthplace of Lady Nancy Langhorne Astor, the first woman to sit in the British Parliament. Lady Astor’s homecoming visit to Danville in 1922 was a […]

Schoolfield School Complex

In the late 19th century, Danville added the textile manufacturing element to its already robust tobacco-driven economy. As workers from the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina moved to Danville, […]