Montview

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Montview
Montview Lynchburg Dec 08.JPG
Montview, December 2008
Montview is located in Virginia
Montview
Montview is located in the US
Montview
Location Liberty University campus between VA 670 and US 29, Lynchburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°21′10″N 79°10′43″W / 37.35278°N 79.17861°W / 37.35278; -79.17861Coordinates: 37°21′10″N 79°10′43″W / 37.35278°N 79.17861°W / 37.35278; -79.17861
Area 1.7 acres (0.69 ha)
Built 1923 (1923)
NRHP Reference # 87000854[1]
VLR # 118-0210
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 5, 1987
Designated VLR December 9, 1986[2]

Montview, also known as the Carter Glass Estate, is a historic home located on the Liberty University campus at Lynchburg, Virginia. Then newly-elected Senator Carter Glass, who had lived in downtown Lynchburg for many years in a house constructed a century earlier, directed this house's construction and moved in in 1923. It remained his official residence until his death in 1946. Although Senator Glass took his final oath of office on the glass-enclosed porch at Montview in 1943 and his funeral service was held on this estate, he physically lived his last years (and died) at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The property is now 1.7 acres (6,900 m2) in extent with a 1 12-story main house, which has a gambrel-roofed, fieldstone central block, flanked by 1 12-story wings; and servant's quarters. Glass had an extensive library here, and also owned prize Jersey cattle. The current yard includes trees Glass planted (Mrs. Glass was an avid gardener); he also had operated a 300 acre dairy farm on his surrounding estate.[3] The grave of Rev. Jerry Falwell is located on the front lawn of the home.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[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. ^ Cline E. Hall (October 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Montview" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo