Lexington and Covington Turnpike Toll House

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Lexington and Covington Turnpike Toll House
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The toll house during a snowstorm
Lexington and Covington Turnpike Toll House is located in Virginia
Lexington and Covington Turnpike Toll House
Lexington and Covington Turnpike Toll House is located in the US
Lexington and Covington Turnpike Toll House
Location 453 Lime Kiln Rd., Lexington, Virginia
Coordinates 37°47′11″N 79°27′16″W / 37.78639°N 79.45444°W / 37.78639; -79.45444Coordinates: 37°47′11″N 79°27′16″W / 37.78639°N 79.45444°W / 37.78639; -79.45444
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built c. 1834 (1834), 1865-1867, 1887, 1904
Built by Tompkins, John Fulton
Architectural style Federal, Late Victorian
NRHP reference # 04001268[1]
VLR # 117-0042
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 27, 2004
Designated VLR September 8, 2004[2]

Lexington and Covington Turnpike Toll House is a historic toll house located at Lexington, Virginia. The original section was built about 1834, as a two-room brick structure. A board-and-batten frame ell was added between 1865 and 1867. Two additional rooms were added to the original structure in the 1870s, forming a "U"-shape. In 1887, a Victorian style front porch was added to the original brick structure. The house was sheathed in weatherboard in 1904, and an addition filling in the "U" was added. The house was rehabilitated between 1997 and 2004. Also on the property are the contributing ruins of a spring house. The building housed a toll house into the 1850s, then became a dwelling.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[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. ^ J. Daniel Pezzoni (June 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Lexington and Covington Turnpike Toll House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos