Folly (Staunton, Virginia)

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Folly (Staunton, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Folly (Staunton, Virginia)
Folly (Staunton, Virginia) is located in the United States
Folly (Staunton, Virginia)
LocationSouth of Staunton on U.S. 11, near Staunton, Virginia
Coordinates38°05′21″N 79°06′05″W / 38.08917°N 79.10139°W / 38.08917; -79.10139Coordinates: 38°05′21″N 79°06′05″W / 38.08917°N 79.10139°W / 38.08917; -79.10139
Area570 acres (230 ha)
Builtc. 1818 (1818)
Architectural styleEarly Republic, Jeffersonian Classicism
NRHP reference No.73001995[1]
VLR No.007-0015
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 25, 1973
Designated VLRSeptember 18, 1973[2]

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.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (August 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Folly" (PDF). and Accompanying photo

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