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Mathews estate named to Virginia Landmarks Register

Springdale, an estate owned by Art and Ann Miller of Mathews, has been named to the Virginia Landmarks Register and nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

A press release from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, which is the authority charged with approving nominations to the Virginia Register, said that Springdale exemplifies "a unique evolution of architectural style in Mathews County (and) preserves two important stages of construction."

The original portion, built in the latter 18th century, is a simple but elegant Georgian-style two-story residence, said the release. Then, around the 1840s, a new owner expanded the house with a Federal-style wing that uses a central hyphen to connect the Georgian and Federal portions. The house also features "a locally distinctive lunette window," said the release.

Finally, the release said that, the home, located on an inlet of Put-In Creek, "preserves the central domestic portion of a historic ...

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