Located in northwestern Warren County on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, Long Meadow is a fine example of a wealthy planter's house of the mid-nineteenth century in the lower Shenandoah Valley. Built for George W. Bowman, a descendant of the Hite family who settled the area early in the eighteenth century and who built an earlier house on the site, it dominates its tranquil rural setting. The two-story brick house displays elements of Federal style in its tripartite second-floor window and central front gable containing an elliptical lunette, but Greek Revival is apparent in the door surround and Doric portico with a shallow-pitched pediment. A rear frame wing was added in 1891. Surrounded by later farm buildings and a family cemetery, Long Meadow has evolved to its present form over the years, typical of many Shenandoah Valley farmhouses.
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