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Property Name Boones Mill Historic District
Reference Number 14000526
State Virginia
County Franklin
Town Boones Mill
Street Address U.S. Route 220/Virgil H. Goode Hwy. Bethlehem Road, Dogwood Hill Road, Boones Mill Road, Boon Street, Main Street, Easy Street. Church Hill Street, and Maggodee Ridge Lane
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/25/2014
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The locally significant Boones Mill Historic District is eligible under Criterion A in the area of Commerce as one of Franklin County's principal commercial centers serving agricultural and industrial producers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially after the Norfolk & Western Railway arrived in 1892. The district is also eligible under Criterion A in the area of Politics/Government for its resources associated with the governmental operations of the Town of Boones Mill, which was established in 1927. The historic district is further eligible under Criterion C in the area of Architecture, for the distinctive character and variety of its buildings, which include settlement-era landmarks such as the Boon-Angell-Ferguson House; the early nineteenth-century Boon-Abshire House; I-houses, bungalows, Foursquares, and cottages with Colonial Revival, Craftsman, and Folk Victorian detailing; a stylish Tudor Revival dwelling; Italianate buildings including a church and railroad depot; farm buildings; and commercial architecture that includes handsomely detailed early-twentieth-century masonry buildings as well as minimalist mid-century Modern Movement buildings. The district's period of significance begins in 1782, reflecting the traditional founding date of the community by Jacob Boon, and extends to 1964, fifty years ago, reflecting the town's ongoing importance as a commercial and governmental center in Franklin County.

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