Presbyterian Orphans Home

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Presbyterian Orphans Home
Presbyterian Orphans Home Admin Bldg Aug 10.JPG
Executive Building, August 2010
Presbyterian Orphans Home is located in Virginia
Presbyterian Orphans Home
Presbyterian Orphans Home is located in the US
Presbyterian Orphans Home
Location 150 Linden Ave., Lynchburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°26′50″N 79°11′42″W / 37.44722°N 79.19500°W / 37.44722; -79.19500Coordinates: 37°26′50″N 79°11′42″W / 37.44722°N 79.19500°W / 37.44722; -79.19500
Area 166 acres (67 ha)
Built 1911 (1911)
Architect Lewis, John Minor Botts; et al.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 08000073[1]
VLR # 118-5240
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 24, 2010
Designated VLR December 5, 2007[2]

Presbyterian Orphans Home, now known as Presbyterian Homes & Family Services, is a historic "cottage style" orphanage complex located at Lynchburg, Virginia. It consists of six residence halls, a superintendent's house, and an executive building, all constructed of brick in the Georgian Revival style. Also on the property is a Greek Revival style gymnasium. Other contributing buildings and structures include the maintenance building, swimming pool, two farmhouses, dairy barn, stable, barn, and entry gates. A contributing site is the campus circle. The original buildings were constructed in 1911.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[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 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Emmett W. Lifsey; Amanda G. Adams & W. Scott Smith (September 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Presbyterian Orphans Home" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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