Mulberry Grove (Brownsburg, Virginia)

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Mulberry Grove
Mulberry Grove near Brownsburg.jpg
Front of the house
Mulberry Grove (Brownsburg, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Mulberry Grove (Brownsburg, Virginia)
Mulberry Grove (Brownsburg, Virginia) is located in the US
Mulberry Grove (Brownsburg, Virginia)
Location Southern side of Sterrett Road, 5000 feet southeast of its junction with State Route 252 at Brownsburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°55′24″N 79°18′22″W / 37.92333°N 79.30611°W / 37.92333; -79.30611Coordinates: 37°55′24″N 79°18′22″W / 37.92333°N 79.30611°W / 37.92333; -79.30611
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built c. 1790 (1790)
Architectural style Federal, Vernacular Federal
NRHP reference # 94000761[1]
VLR # 081-0044
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 28, 1994
Designated VLR April 20, 1994[2]

Mulberry Grove is a historic home located near Brownsburg, Rockbridge County, Virginia. The original section was built about 1790, and later expanded in the 1820s to a two-story, three bay, brick and frame Federal style dwelling. It has a side gable roof and two chimneys at the northeast end and one brick chimney near the southwest end. A frame stair hall was added about 1828 and brick wings were added at each end about 1840. The property includes a contributing log meat house and a double-pen log barn. The house was built for William Houston, a relative of the Texas pioneer and Rockbridge County native, Sam Houston.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[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 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Mary Sterrett Lipacomb (January 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mulberry Grove" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo