Oak Lawn

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Oak Lawn is a historic structure and property in Charlottesville's Fifeville neighborhood located at the southwest corner of 9th Street SW and Cherry Avenue. It was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. [1]

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The main building at Oak Lawn was constructed in 1822 for Nimrod Bramham, a Charlottesville merchant and member of the House of Delegates. The design and construction of the two-story brick house were the product of James Dinsmore. When Bramham died in 1847, the property passed into the Fife family. Much of the property was subdivided in 1888 in the "Fife's Lots" project and developed into the neighborhood of Fifeville. [1]

Oak Lawn is currently owned by former Charlottesville Mayor Nancy O'Brien. as of December 2018


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form - Fifeville and Tonsler Neighborhoods Historic District, Maral S. Kalbian, Architectural Historian; Margaret T. Peters, Historian, October 8, 2008, retrieved December 9, 2018.