County Plaques

Beth Elon - Beth Elon, on the Virginia Landmarks register, is an excellent example of a residence lived in by one family for over 100 years. The house is a good example of the Queen Anne style of architecture. Much of the interior detailing is retained including main stairway, doors, windows, moldings, mantels, lighting fixtures, hardware and flooring circa 1885. The original owners, Leslie and Laura Watson were both certified by the American Guild of Organists.

Blackburn House - This modest one-story frame house is a typical hall-and-parlor dwelling of the mid 19th century.

Bloemendaal Farm - Bloemendaal Farm is a two-story structure remodeled in the Dutch colonial style, with its raised roof and multiple second-story rooms, which were used for various purposes. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Virginia Historical Landmark Register.

Bolton Family Cemetery - Beginning in the late 1850′s, the Bolton family used a section of their estate as a cemetery. Over the years, this graveyard also included members of the Sheppard and Hoehns families. The plot, on the south side of the Bolton home, is also said to be the burial place for a group of soldiers from the Civil War.

Cedar Hill - Cedar Hill is a one-and-a-half-story frame house built in the 1830s. It stood directly in the line of fire furing the Battle of Cold Harbor. Confederates used the house for a period as a hospital. It was moved from its former location to its present site at Meadowview Park entrance in 2001.

Chatsworth School - Located on Chatsworth Road east of New Market Road, can be dated back to the early nineteen hundreds. The school currently owned by the Antioch Church was said to have been a model for many of the one-room schools of its time.

Cheswick - Cheswick is a late eighteenth or early nineteenth century one-and-a-half-story, center-hall plan farmhouse. It is an example of a nineteenth-century home of a local minister who supplemented his income by running a boarding school.

Courtney Road Service Station - The Courtney Road Service Station is a prototype of a “house with a canopy” which originated in 1916 by the Standard Oil of Ohio for the transportation industry. It is the only restored early twentieth century service station in Henrico County. It is an excellent example of a service station created for the new transportation industry of cars and other vehicles.

Deep Run Church - The church is a good example of the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Deep Run Church features pointed arch windows, an important characteristic of this style. It is an early example of an Episcopal congregation. In 1792, the Baptists moved into the abandoned chapel. Ridge Baptist (c.1859), Quioccasin Baptist (c.1860) and Parham Road Baptist (c.1960) churches all formed from the Deep Run Church.

Deep Run School - The structure is a frame, two-room schoolhouse with a metal A roof and entrance foyer. Fourteen windows provided natural lighting. Separate wood stoves in each room were the source of heat for the school. Water was provided from a well on the grounds, and the “necessaries” were outdoors behind the building.

Emmanuel Episcopal - The structure is a Gothic Revival church with a parapeted vestibule, a six bay nave, and lancet windows. The original interior woodwork is intact,as well as some stained glass and its 5-course American bond brickwork.

Forest Lodge - The Forest Lodge was a luxurious hotel, which had 125 rooms and stood six stories high. It took six years to build and was completed in the early 1880′s. A good example of a Victorian Lodge that had a colorful history associated with it.

Green Acre - Green Acres is a vernacular style home. It recently has been restored. Part of the restoration includes replacing the original board and batten exterior.

Greenwood School - In 1876, one acre of land was purchased for the school from R. N. and Betty Cross by the District Board of School. By 1903, the school board offered the sale of the property known as Greenwood School. The property was purchased by the Broaddus family and stayed in the family until 1911. Mr. Broaddus, a contractor, borrowed heavily from the Italianate and Queen Anne Styles to construct the house we see today. While it is not clear if the schoolhouse is incorporated in one of the two sections of the house, it does clearly place the site of the school on the property.

Kohl House - The structure is a 1923 Sears Aladdin mail order kit.

Laurel Industrial School Administration Building - The building is a two story square plan, Georgian Revival style structure with a pyramidal roof, full L-shaped porch and Tuscan columns. This property is one of several buildings in the Laurel Industrial School Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Historical Landmarks Register.

Lawrence School House - This property was once known as Hilliard Farm, and formerly a part of the much larger “Rock Spring Farm”. The Lawrence house circa 1890, has an architectural style that is known as Colonial/Greek Revival, this structure was originally a two-story frame house of superior construction for the day.

Little Bel Pre - Originally a summer home, Little Bel Pre is a frame one and one-half story structure with three bays.

Mary Sewell Cottage - This circa 1910 cottage is an unusual shape for a residence and may have been originally used as a meeting place for social events. Because of its location, it might have been associated with Lakeside Park. It may have been associated with the Bowcock’s House now known as Belmont Recreation Center. The brick structure is an excellent example of the Colonial Revival style. Of particular interest are the stone window lintels over floor-length windows and the entry double door with a stone curved transom accented with keystones.

Meadow Farm - The farmhouse is a 1-1/2 story, clapboard structure on a 1810 English basement. The front porch is Greek Revival dating to the 1840′s.

Mess Hall R. E. Lee Camp 1 Confederate Soldiers Home - The Mess Hall is a simple brick structure with Classic Revival features. It has been extensively renovated. The entrance is now on the gable end with a series of store front windows. Also, a tin ceiling has replaced the vaulted ceiling

Nuckols Farm - The farm formerly known as Locust Grove, was in the Nuckols family from 1849-1972. A small family cemetery is on the property. Henrico County purchased the property for a neighborhood park in 2005.

Oak Grove - Oak Grove, c. 1810 is one of 12 known 1-1/2 story center-hall plan homes set on an English basement in the County. The wide panel boards in the center hall are the only example of this type of construction in Henrico. Grey Skipwith was one of its owners. It is said to have been used as a Civil War Hospital and additional folklore adds to the intrigue of the house.

Schoenbaum House - The Schoenbaum house c. 1915 is a folk style Colonial Revival two-story home with a pyramidal standing seam roof with bracketed wide eaves. It features a wraparound porch supported by classical style columns. Its primarily building material is concrete block. It is one of thirteen homes made from rusticated concrete blocks in Highland Springs dating to the first quarter of the 20th century. Highland Springs has a unique concentration of these structures. The centerpiece of this type of construction is the Highland Springs Methodist Church built in 1909 with an annex added in 1915. The most decorative block house is on North Beech Street built in 1937.

Skipwith Academy - Grey Skipwith, Sr., a midshipman in the Confederate navy purchased the original site, formerly “Fort Hill”, a Civil War parade ground, in 1890. Lord Alfred Bosson designed Bekeby, an English style Tudor mansion, in 1927 for Admiral Grey Skipwith, Jr. The architecture of this home boasts 14-inch walls, 3 sandstone mantel fireplaces and a circular turret stairway with leaded stained glass windows painted with medieval scenes. A curved driveway to the mansion originally wound through wooded landscaped grounds to Three Chopt Road. Two brick pillars adorned the entrance. For 32 years, the building was the home of Mrs. Helen Dixon’s nursery school.

Sullivan-Polley House - The Richmond-Fairfield Railway Company purchased the electric car line to Seven Pines and more than 200 houses built by the U. S. Housing Corporation. The village was originally called Fairfield, but was later changed to Sandston in honor of Mr. Oliver J. Sands, one of the owners of the Richmond-Fairfield Railway Company. In 1925 this one-story bungalow was purchased by the Sullivans then in 1929 the next owners were the Polleys. The home is similar in style to the Aladdin Company homes.

The Timberlake House - The Timberlake house c. 1920 is believed to be a part of the original E. J. Timberlake Farm. It is an American Four Square, a popular style from the mid-1890s to the late 1930s.Hermitage Country Club, now Belmont Recreation Center and Golf Course, was built on a portion of this farm.

Walkerton - The tavern is a five bay 2 1/2 story brick structure on an exceptionally high English basement. The brickwork features five-course American bond on the sides and back and Flemish bond on the facade. The Georgian Revival porch spans across the front of the facade.

Windward - Incorporated in the present rambling Colonial style suburban house is a smaller Federal period dwelling which originally stood in Dinwiddie County. The original house was an unusual two-room plan with a four-bay front. After having stood vacant for a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Davis of Richmond purchased the house in 1936 and incorporated it into their new house. The front porch, and all present exterior detailing, except the windows and sash, are modern. The most notable feature of the building’s interior is its Chinese trellis staircase, which is preserved in unaltered form.

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