Estes Farm

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Estes Farm is an early 20th century structure in Albemarle County listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. It was listed on the VLR on March 8, 2006 and the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 2006. [1]

Narrative from Virginia Landmarks Registry

"Located along the Blue Ridge, the 265-acre Estes Farm represents a 19th- through 20th-century farm complex. With a period of significance circa 1840 to 1956, its historic features include a log dwelling; a wood-frame main house; a large barn and small hay/tobacco barn; a corncrib; an icehouse/storage house; a kitchen/tenant house; a garage; a metal truss bridge; and family cemetery. Richard Durrett likely constructed the log house about 1840 before the Estes family purchased the land in 1846. The family built a new main dwelling, circa 1880, that utilizes Greek Revival and Italianate styles, reflecting the family’s increased status and prosperity in the post-Civil War decades—a trend in keeping with other farms in the county’s northwest, distinguishing them from farms struggling economically in eastern Albemarle. Although a two-story ell was added to the main structure in the mid-1970s, the main house retains a high level of integrity. Operating continuously for over 165 years as a farm, the property is associated with horse breeding at the time of its listing."


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References

  1. Web. 002-0524 Estes Farm, Virginia Landmarks Register, October 16, 2018, retrieved January 27, 2020.

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