The Oaks (Staunton, Virginia)

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The Oaks
The Oaks on Beverley, Staunton.jpg
Front of the house
The Oaks (Staunton, Virginia) is located in Virginia
The Oaks (Staunton, Virginia)
The Oaks (Staunton, Virginia) is located in the United States
The Oaks (Staunton, Virginia)
Location437 E. Beverly St., Staunton, Virginia
Coordinates38°9′5″N 79°3′57″W / 38.15139°N 79.06583°W / 38.15139; -79.06583Coordinates: 38°9′5″N 79°3′57″W / 38.15139°N 79.06583°W / 38.15139; -79.06583
Arealess than one acre
Built byMaj. Jedeiah Hotchkiss
ArchitectWinslow & Wetherell
NRHP reference No.79003302[1]
VLR No.132-0021
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 19, 1979
Designated VLRDecember 19, 1978[2]

The Oaks is a historic home located in the Gospel Hill Historic District in Staunton, Virginia. It was designed by Winslow & Wetherell and built between 1888 and 1890 for Major Jedediah Hotchkiss.[2][3]

The main structure is a three-story, 21-room, shingle style brick dwelling built against a hillside. It features a complex hipped roof, sleeping porches, a 3-part round-headed window, and protruding 5-sided bay. The interior contains intricately detailed woodwork typical of the period.[2] The yard contains a fish pond, fire pit, and patio. The National Register listing included three contributing buildings, including the main house, a carriage house and an outbuilding now connected to the main house.[3]

The Oaks is in private ownership after a sale in February, 2019.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Virginia Landmarks Register: 132-0021 The Oaks [with photo]". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. November 1978.
  3. ^ a b William T. Frazier (November 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form: The Oaks" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
  4. ^ 437 E Beverley St Staunton, VA 24401, accessed 23 July 2019.