Barboursville Ruins

Barboursville Ruins
Barboursville Ruins
Address
Route 777
P.O. Box 136
Barboursville, VA 22923
Region Central Virginia
Locality Orange
Phone: (540) 832-3824
Barboursville Ruins www.barboursvillewine.com

Preserved as a ruin after its destruction by fire on December 25, 1884, Barboursville was one of the largest and finest residences in the region. The only building in Orange County known to have been designed by Thomas Jefferson, Barboursville was constructed between 1814-1822 for Jefferson's friend James Barbour, who served as governor of Virginia, U.S. senator and secretary of war. A brick Flemish-bond mansion with a hipped roof, Barboursville stood two stories high over an English basement. After the fire, the family renovated a pair of brick dependencies to the west of the mansion. Today the estate is run as a vineyard.




Last Updated: 5/22/2008 11:32 AM
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