Folly (Staunton, Virginia)
|Location||South of Staunton on U.S. 11, near Staunton, Virginia|
|Area||570 acres (230 ha)|
|Architectural style||Early Republic, Jeffersonian Classicism|
|NRHP reference No.||73001995|
|Added to NRHP||October 25, 1973|
|Designated VLR||September 18, 1973|
Folly is a historic plantation house located near Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. The house was built about 1818, and is a one-story, brick structure with a long, low service wing and deck-on-hip roof in the Jeffersonian style. It has an original rear ell fronted by a Tuscan order colonnade. The front facade features a tetrastyle pedimented portico with stuccoed Tuscan columns and a simple lunette in the pediment. A similar portico is on the north side and a third portico was replaced by a wing added in 1856. The house closely resembles Edgemont near Covesville, Virginia. Also on the property are contributing original brick serpentine walls, a spring house, smokehouse and icehouse.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (August 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Folly" (PDF). and Accompanying photo
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- Folly Farm, Folly Mills Creek, Staunton, Staunton, VA including 7 photos, 10 measured drawings, and 4 data pages at the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
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