Blue Ridge Farm (Upperville, Virginia)

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Blue Ridge Farm
BLUE RIDGE FARM, UPPERVILLE, FAUQUIER COUNTY.jpg
Blue Ridge Farmhouse
Blue Ridge Farm (Upperville, Virginia) is located in Northern Virginia
Blue Ridge Farm (Upperville, Virginia)
Blue Ridge Farm (Upperville, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Blue Ridge Farm (Upperville, Virginia)
Blue Ridge Farm (Upperville, Virginia) is located in USA
Blue Ridge Farm (Upperville, Virginia)
Location 1799 Blue Ridge Farm Rd., near Upperville, Virginia
Coordinates 38°57′49″N 77°52′42″W / 38.96361°N 77.87833°W / 38.96361; -77.87833Coordinates: 38°57′49″N 77°52′42″W / 38.96361°N 77.87833°W / 38.96361; -77.87833
Area 517 acres (209 ha)
Built 1791 (1791)
Architect Wood, Waddy Butler; Shipman, Ellen Biddle, et al.
Architectural style Federal, Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 06000753[1]
VLR # 030-0894
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 30, 2006
Designated VLR June 8, 2006[2]

Blue Ridge Farm is a historic home and farm located near Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia.

Overview[edit]

The property includes of a two-story, rubble stone Federal era farmhouse known as Fountain Hill House (c. 1791) and its associated outbuildings and two contributing sites; a one-story Colonial Revival-style stone house known as Blue Ridge Farmhouse (1935) and its associated outbuildings, and formal landscape features around it; two tenant houses (Crawford House and Byington House, c. 1903); and several buildings associated with the farm’s horse breeding industry, including three large broodmare stables (c. 1903); two stallion stables (stud barns, c. 1913); training stables, and an implement shed.

The Blue Ridge Farmhouse was designed in 1933-1934 by Washington, D.C. architect Waddy B. Wood. Californian Henry T. Oxnard (1860-1922) built a horse breeding operation at Blue Ridge Farm in 1903.

Purchased by Rear Admiral Cary Travers Grayson in 1928, members of the Grayson family still own the property.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (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 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Kim Prothro Williams (April 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Blue Ridge Farm" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos