Monticola (Howardsville, Virginia)

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Monticola near Howardsville Albemarle County Virginia by Frances Benjamin Johnston 1935.jpg
Monticola, Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, 1935
Monticola (Howardsville, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Monticola (Howardsville, Virginia)
Monticola (Howardsville, Virginia) is located in the US
Monticola (Howardsville, Virginia)
Location VA 602 north of the junction with VA 724, near Howardsville, Virginia
Coordinates 37°44′31″N 78°38′51″W / 37.74194°N 78.64750°W / 37.74194; -78.64750Coordinates: 37°44′31″N 78°38′51″W / 37.74194°N 78.64750°W / 37.74194; -78.64750
Area 40 acres (16 ha)
Built 1853 (1853)
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 90000872[1]
VLR # 002-0051
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 22, 1990
Designated VLR April 18, 1989[2]

Monticola is a historic home and farm located along the James River near Howardsville, Albemarle County, Virginia. The house was built in 1853, and is a three-story, three-bay, brick Greek Revival style dwelling. The front facade features a central, two-story, pedimented portico. The rear facade has a semi-circular, two-level, porch with Colonial Revival details. It was added about 1890. The four corners of the house are adorned by giant stuccoed pilasters. The original two-story, brick kitchen building is attached to the house by an enclosed breezeway. Also on the property are a smokehouse, storage shed, corn crib, and the foundation of a late-19th century spring house.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  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 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ Douglas Schneider; Sarah S. Driees & John Salmon (May 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Monticola" (PDF).  and Accompanying two photos

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