Barringer Mansion

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Barringer Mansion
Barringer Mansion (the French House).jpg
Barringer Mansion is located in Virginia
Barringer Mansion
Barringer Mansion is located in the United States
Barringer Mansion
Location1404 Jefferson Park Ave., Charlottesville, Virginia
Coordinates38°1′54″N 78°30′9″W / 38.03167°N 78.50250°W / 38.03167; -78.50250Coordinates: 38°1′54″N 78°30′9″W / 38.03167°N 78.50250°W / 38.03167; -78.50250
Arealess than one acre
Built1894 (1894)
Architectural styleQueen Anne
MPSCharlottesville MRA
NRHP reference No.82001799[1]
VLR No.104-0022
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 21, 1982
Designated VLROctober 20, 1981[2]

Barringer Mansion is a historic home located at 1404 Jefferson Park Avenue in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was built in 1894, and is a two-story, Queen Anne style brick dwelling. It features an elaborate turret with garland frieze adorning the cornice, three different styles of windows, and Jacobean chimneys. It was the home of Paul Brandon Barringer (1857-1941), noted physician, scientist, executive, and publisher who became chairman of the faculty at the University of Virginia (then equivalent to president), and later the sixth president of Virginia Tech.[3]

In 1967 a subsequent owner converted the large home into apartments. The University of Virginia Medical School Foundation purchased the property in 1981 with plans to use it as an annex to the university's medical facilities. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

It is now owned by the University of Virginia and serves as the French Language Residence for students.[4]


  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 21 September 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Jean F. Sullivan (November 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Barringer House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ "French House". Archived from the original on 2006-09-02.