Adam Keeling House

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Keeling House
Adam Keeling House.jpg
From HABS, north view of decorative glazed headers
Adam Keeling House is located in Virginia
Adam Keeling House
Adam Keeling House is located in the US
Adam Keeling House
Location 3157 Adam Keeling Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Coordinates 36°54′2.2″N 76°4′44.8″W / 36.900611°N 76.079111°W / 36.900611; -76.079111Coordinates: 36°54′2.2″N 76°4′44.8″W / 36.900611°N 76.079111°W / 36.900611; -76.079111
Built 1695 – 1714
Architectural style Pre-Georgian
NRHP Reference # 73002297[1]
VLR # 134-0018
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 19, 1973
Designated VLR April 17, 1973[2]

The Adam Keeling House is a historic house in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.

The house was likely built at some point after 1680. It is the second oldest surviving house in Virginia Beach. Situated on Adam Keeling Road in Great Neck Point on the Lynnhaven River, The Keeling House is known for decorative glazed headers and a center hall design, which is common in Tidewater Virginia British colonial architecture.[3]

When built, the house was in rural Princess Anne County, but today the house sits in the middle of a suburban neighborhood. The house is privately owned, though it can be seen from the street. It is reputed to be the oldest continuously occupied house in Virginia. A cemetery of family graves is north of the intersection of Adam Keeling Road and Lynn Cove Lane.

Through much of the 20th century, the house was known as Ye Dudlies. Other houses from the Virginia colony in Virginia Beach still extant include the Adam Thoroughgood House, Broad Bay Manor, Lynnhaven House, Pembroke Manor, Upper Wolfsnare, and Francis Land House.


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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (February 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Adam Keeling House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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