Abingdon Historic District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Abingdon Historic District
ABINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICT.jpg
Martha Washington Inn, June 2007
Abingdon Historic District is located in Virginia
Abingdon Historic District
Location Both sides of Main St. between Cummings and Deadmore Sts.; Roughly bounded by Russell Rd. and Jackson St., Whites Mill Rd., E. Main and E. Park and W. Main Sts., and Academy Dr., Abingdon, Virginia
Coordinates 36°42′33″N 81°58′18″W / 36.70917°N 81.97167°W / 36.70917; -81.97167Coordinates: 36°42′33″N 81°58′18″W / 36.70917°N 81.97167°W / 36.70917; -81.97167
Area 159.5 acres (64.5 ha)
Built 1778 (1778)
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman, Queen Anne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 70000831, 86002193 (Boundary Increase)[1]
VLR # 140-0037, 140-0039
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 26, 1970, September 17, 1986 (Boundary Increase)
Designated VLR December 2, 1969, April 15, 1986[2]

Abingdon Historic District is a national historic district located at Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. The district encompasses 145 contributing buildings, 2 contributing site, and 13 contributing structures in the town of Abingdon. It includes a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings dating from the late-18th century to the mid-20th century. Notable contributing resources include Sinking Spring Cemetery, William King High School (1913), General Francis Preston House (1832), Martha Washington Inn, Barter Theatre, the Virginia House, Alexander Findlay House (1827), Gabriel Stickley House (c. 1830), Ann Berry House (c. 1830), Washington County Courthouse (1868), Rev. Charles Cummings House (c. 1773), and James Fields House (1857). Located in the district and separately listed are the Abingdon Bank and Dr. William H. Pitts House.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, with a boundary increase in 1986.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Abingdon Historic District". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map
  4. ^ Division of Historic Landmarks Staff (March 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Abingdon Historic District (Boundary Increase)". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map