Lynnside Historic District

Coordinates: 37°37′38″N 80°15′01″W / 37.6271°N 80.2502°W / 37.6271; -80.2502
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Lynnside Historic District
Lynnside in Sweet Springs, 1974
Lynnside Historic District is located in West Virginia
Lynnside Historic District
Lynnside Historic District is located in the United States
Lynnside Historic District
LocationJunction of WV 3 and Cove Creek Road, near Sweet Springs, West Virginia
Coordinates37°37′38″N 80°15′01″W / 37.6271°N 80.2502°W / 37.6271; -80.2502
Area40 acres (16 ha)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.91000452[1]
Added to NRHPApril 26, 1991

Lynnside Historic District is a national historic district located near Sweet Springs, Monroe County, West Virginia. The district includes six contributing buildings, three contributing sites, and two contributing structures. It consists of three contiguous properties related to the Lewis family home, known as "Lynnside." The main house was built in 1845 on the site of a previous plantation house, and is a 1+12-story, rectangular masonry dwelling in the Greek Revival style. It measures 70 feet by 40 feet. A fire in 1933, destroyed the roof and porticos. Also on the property are four wooden barns dated to about 1900. Located nearby is the Lewis Family Cemetery, that includes the grave of Virginia Governor John Floyd (1783-1837), and the adjacent Catholic Cemetery dated to 1882. The district also includes St. John's Catholic Chapel (1853-1859), a simple masonry Greek Revival style building, and the adjacent "New Cemetery."[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Michael J. Pauley (January 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lynnside Historic District" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved August 18, 2011.

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