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Long Meadow

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1848; 1891 addition. 1642 Long Meadow Rd.
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

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.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Long Meadow", [Middletown, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 67-67.

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