Lansdowne (Urbanna, Virginia)

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Lansdowne (Urbanna, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Lansdowne (Urbanna, Virginia)
Lansdowne (Urbanna, Virginia) is located in the United States
Lansdowne (Urbanna, Virginia)
LocationVirginia St. at Upton Lane, Urbanna, Virginia
Coordinates37°38′12″N 76°34′37″W / 37.63667°N 76.57694°W / 37.63667; -76.57694Coordinates: 37°38′12″N 76°34′37″W / 37.63667°N 76.57694°W / 37.63667; -76.57694
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1740 (1740)
Architectural styleGeorgian, Early Georgian
NRHP reference #74002138[1]
VLR #316-0003
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 8, 1974
Designated VLRSeptember 17, 1974[2]

Lansdowne is a historic home located at Urbanna, Middlesex County, Virginia. It was constructed about 1740, and is a two-story, five-bay, "T"-shaped, brick dwelling in the Early Georgian style. It consists of a main section measuring 52 feet by 25 feet, with a rear wing of 36 feet by 18 feet. The front facade features a tall pedimented portico projecting from the center bay. It was the home of diplomat Arthur Lee (1740-1792), who is buried on the property in the family cemetery.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It is located in the Urbanna Historic District.

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  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. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (September 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Lansdowne" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo