Driver Historic District

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Driver Historic District
Driver Historic District is located in Virginia
Driver Historic District
Driver Historic District is located in the US
Driver Historic District
Location Jct. of VA 125 and VA 629, Suffolk, Virginia
Coordinates 36°49′30″N 76°30′09″W / 36.82500°N 76.50250°W / 36.82500; -76.50250Coordinates: 36°49′30″N 76°30′09″W / 36.82500°N 76.50250°W / 36.82500; -76.50250
Area 15 acres (6.1 ha)
Built 1887 (1887)
Architectural style Federal, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 95000394[1]
VLR # 133-0693
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 7, 1995
Designated VLR September 15, 1992[2]

Driver Historic District is a national historic district located at Suffolk, Virginia. The district encompasses 20 contributing buildings in the crossroads community of Driver in Suffolk. The district includes eight residences, two churches, two school structures, a train depot, a lodge, an outbuilding, and five commercial structures. They are in a variety of popular 19th and early-20th century architectural styles including Federal, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival. Notable buildings include the Parker House (1820-1840), Norfolk and Carolina Railroad depot and station master's house (c. 1890), Brannon House (c. 1892), Arthur's Store (c. 1925), Randy's Rods, Driver Variety Store, Beech Grove United Methodist Church, Berea Congregational Christian Church (c. 1891), Dejarnette High School (1926), and Harmony Lodge #149 (1938).[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  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 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ William T. Frazier; Ann McCleary; Nancy Shareff (July 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Driver Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map Archived September 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.