Bridgewater Historic District (Bridgewater, Virginia)

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Bridgewater Historic District
Bridgewater VA Historic District Main St.JPG
Main Street, Bridgewater VA, September 2013
Bridgewater Historic District (Bridgewater, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Bridgewater Historic District (Bridgewater, Virginia)
Bridgewater Historic District (Bridgewater, Virginia) is located in the US
Bridgewater Historic District (Bridgewater, Virginia)
Location Roughly Main St. from North River to Crawford Ave., E. College, Gravel Lane and Bank St., Bridgewater, Virginia
Coordinates 38°22′54″N 78°58′28″W / 38.38167°N 78.97444°W / 38.38167; -78.97444Coordinates: 38°22′54″N 78°58′28″W / 38.38167°N 78.97444°W / 38.38167; -78.97444
Area 68 acres (28 ha)
Architectural style Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, Late Victorian, Vernacular "I" House
NRHP Reference # 84000477[1]
VLR # 176-0003
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 1, 1984
Designated VLR June 19, 1984[2]

Bridgewater Historic District is a national historic district located at Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia. The district encompasses 127 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of the town of Bridgewater. It includes a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings most of which date from the 19th century and early-20th century. Notable buildings include the Jacob Dinkle House, the St. Claire Kyle House, the J. G. Brown House, Dr. T. H. B. Brown House, the Hite House, Childress House, Whitmore House, the O. W. Miller House, Dr. Strickler House, Masonic Lodge, Methodist Church (1841), Baptist Church (1855, 1883), Farmer's Bank (c. 1883), Berlin Building (1883), Geary Building (1887), and the Lutheran Church (1881). Also included is the oldest portion of the Bridgewater College campus, consisting of five fine brick collegiate buildings constructed before 1911.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[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. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bridgewater Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map Archived October 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.