Bon Air (Elkton, Virginia)

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Bon Air
Bon Air farmhouse from northwest.jpg
Front and western side
Bon Air (Elkton, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Bon Air (Elkton, Virginia)
Bon Air (Elkton, Virginia) is located in the US
Bon Air (Elkton, Virginia)
Location 2477 Bear Lithia Rd., near Elkton, Virginia
Coordinates 38°26′10″N 78°37′8″W / 38.43611°N 78.61889°W / 38.43611; -78.61889Coordinates: 38°26′10″N 78°37′8″W / 38.43611°N 78.61889°W / 38.43611; -78.61889
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built c. 1870 (1870)
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 07000399[1]
VLR # 0082-5157
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 2, 2007
Designated VLR March 7, 2007[2]

Bon Air, also known as the Adam and Susan Bear House and Bear Lithia, is a historic home located near Elkton, Rockingham County, Virginia. It was built about 1870, and is a two-story, central-passage plan brick dwelling with Italianate and Greek Revival style decorative details. It has a metal-sheathed, hip-and-deck roof, a rear two story ell, front and back porches, and two one-story bay windows on the front facade. Also on the property is a contributing two-level meat house/storage building. The house stands next to Bear Lithia Springs, a boldly flowing water source acquired by the Bear family during the colonial period and commercially exploited in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b 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 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ J. Daniel Pezzoni (December 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bon Air" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying six photo