Captain Timothy Hill House

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Captain Timothy Hill House
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Captain Timothy Hill House is located in Virginia
Captain Timothy Hill House
Captain Timothy Hill House is located in the US
Captain Timothy Hill House
Location5122 Main St., Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Coordinates37°56′53″N 75°21′24″W / 37.94806°N 75.35667°W / 37.94806; -75.35667Coordinates: 37°56′53″N 75°21′24″W / 37.94806°N 75.35667°W / 37.94806; -75.35667
Area1.82 acres (0.74 ha)
Builtc. 1800 (1800)-1859
NRHP reference #11000547[1]
VLR #001-0274
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 22, 2011
Designated VLRJune 16, 2011[2]

Captain Timothy Hill House is a historic home located at Chincoteague Island, Accomack County, Virginia. It was built about 1800, and moved to its present location in 1980 when faced with demolition. It is a 1 1/2-story dwelling that was built using pit sawn and hewn pine planks and measures 17 feet, 4 inches, by 16 feet, 4 inches. It currently sits on a low brick pier foundation. It has a modern roof featuring a steep side gable with wood shingles and weatherboard. The house has a wooden chimney that represents the first period of this house and features carvings of sailing ships of the period on the exterior log walls. It is significant as a rare surviving example of log plank construction still existent in Virginia, possibly the oldest remaining house on Chincoteague Island, and one of the few houses remaining in Virginia which at one time had a wood chimney.[3]

Carving of a sailing vessel next to the front door

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/22/11 through 8/26/11. National Park Service. 2011-09-02.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. ^ Marcus R. Pollard (March 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Captain Timothy Hill House" (PDF). Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying six photo