Aviary (Lynchburg, Virginia)

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Aviary Lynchburg Nov 08-1.JPG
Aviary, Lynchburg VA, November 2008
Aviary (Lynchburg, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Aviary (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Aviary (Lynchburg, Virginia) is located in the United States
Aviary (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Location402 Grove St., Lynchburg, Virginia
Coordinates37°24′8″N 79°9′47″W / 37.40222°N 79.16306°W / 37.40222; -79.16306Coordinates: 37°24′8″N 79°9′47″W / 37.40222°N 79.16306°W / 37.40222; -79.16306
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1902 (1902)
ArchitectFrye & Chesterman
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #80004309[1]
VLR #118-0155
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 30, 1980
Designated VLRApril 15, 1980[2]

The Aviary is a historic aviary building located in Miller Park at Lynchburg, Virginia. It is a Queen Anne-style structure erected in 1902. The multi-sided exhibition house was designed by the local architectural firm of Frye & Chesterman. The building was a gift to the city of Lynchburg from Randolph Guggenheimer of New York City. When completed, the Aviary housed, "Seven cages containing monkeys, one with at least a half dozen healthy alligators, one with cockatoos, one with Australian doves, one with parrots and one with canaries." It later became a branch library and an office structure for the city Department of Parks and Recreation.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[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 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Aviary" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo

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