Aventine Hall

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Aventine Hall
Aventine Hall, Luray, VA.JPG
Aventine Hall in May, 2016
Aventine Hall is located in Virginia
Aventine Hall
Aventine Hall is located in the United States
Aventine Hall
Location143 S. Court St., Luray, Virginia
Coordinates38°39′49″N 78°27′53″W / 38.66361°N 78.46472°W / 38.66361; -78.46472Coordinates: 38°39′49″N 78°27′53″W / 38.66361°N 78.46472°W / 38.66361; -78.46472
Area0 acres (0 ha)
Built1852 (1852)
ArchitectBorst, Peter Bouck
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #70000820[1]
VLR #159-0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 26, 1970
Designated VLRDecember 2, 1969[2]

Aventine Hall is a historic home located at Luray, Page County, Virginia. It was built in 1852 by Peter Bouck Borst, and is a two-story, Greek Revival style frame dwelling. It is topped by a hipped roof with cupola and has four interior end chimneys. The front facade features a tetrastyle portico, which runs almost the complete length of the facade. The portico is in the Corinthian order based on the Tower of the Winds in Athens. It has corner pilasters in the Tower of the Winds mode and a frieze and cornice that continue around the entire, almost square structure. Aventine Hall served as the main building of Luray College which operated from 1925 to 1927. It was moved to its present location in 1937.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (September 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Aventine Hall" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-09-02. and Accompanying photo