Huffman House (Newport, Virginia)

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Huffman House
Huffman House east of Newport.jpg
Front of the house
Location State Route 42, Newport, Virginia
Area 61.7 acres (25.0 ha)
Built c. 1835 (1835)
NRHP Reference # 04001546[1]
VLR # 022-5003
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 26, 2005
Designated VLR December 1, 2004[2]

Huffman House, also known as Creekside Farm and Huffman Farm, is a historic home and farm located east of Newport in Craig County, Virginia. The farmhouse was built about 1835, with an addition and remodeling between 1907 and 1911. It is a two-story, single-pile center-hall plan, frame dwelling with a side gable roof. Also on the property are a contributing early-19th century barn, a corn crib, a wash house, a garage, and an early-20th century country store. The property is an example of a small town center located along the Cumberland Gap Turnpike; a major transportation route of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The country store also held the local post office for a few years, provided sleeping quarters to travelers along the turnpike, and has served as a local Baptismal hole. The farmhouse also doubled as a lodge to weary travelers.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[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 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Lisa Marie Tucker (April 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Huffman House" (PDF). Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission.  and Accompanying photo