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Property Name Dulwich Manor
Reference Number 13000335
State Virginia
County Amherst
Town Amherst
Street Address 550 Richmond Highway
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/28/2013
Areas of Significance
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000335.pdf
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Constructed in 1909 for Norfolk, Virginia, real estate moful Herman Lawrence Page, Dulwich Manor (also known as Dulwich Farm or Dulwich House) is one of the largest and most ornate houses constructed in Amherst County during the first half of the 20th century, and is, by far, the most significant example of a purpose-built summer house in the county. The Neoclassical mansion features Flemish bond brickwork with brick quoins, diorite stone window sills and keystones, a steeply-pitched hipped roof covered with slate, and a massive two-story portico supported by Ionic columns. Used for recreation and entertainment by the Page family for more than four decades, the house boasts large and open public spaces on the first floor.

 

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