Bon Aire

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Bon Aire
Bon Aire near Warminster.jpg
Front of the house
Bon Aire is located in Virginia
Bon Aire
Bon Aire is located in the US
Bon Aire
Location E of Shipman on State Route 626, near Shipman, Virginia
Coordinates 37°40′51″N 78°43′12″W / 37.68083°N 78.72000°W / 37.68083; -78.72000Coordinates: 37°40′51″N 78°43′12″W / 37.68083°N 78.72000°W / 37.68083; -78.72000
Built c. 1812
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 80004203 [1]
VLR # 062-0089
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 30, 1980
Designated VLR April 15, 1980[2]

Bon Aire is a historic home located near Shipman, Nelson County, Virginia. It is a Federal-style brick dwelling dramatically sited on a hill overlooking the James River. It was built about 1812 in a three-part scheme; with a two-story center section flanked by 1 12-story, two-bay wings. In plan and detail Bon Aire is linked to a number of tripartite houses, such as Point of Honor in nearby Lynchburg, built for a cousin of Bon Aire's builder, Dr. George Cabell.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "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. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form" (PDF). Bon Aire. Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. 2008-11-21.  and Accompanying photograph