Hollis Rinehart

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Hollis Rinehart

District Charlottesville Magisterial District
Term Start 1920
Succeeded by R.H. Wood

Biographical Information

Hollis Rinehart was born in Botetourt County on January 6, 1871 and died in Albemarle County on July 12, 1943[citation needed]. He was a prominent businessman responsible for the construction of many significant landmarks in Albemarle County and Charlottesville. Rinehart was also Chairman of the Board of Supervisors from 1920 to 1923.[1]

In 1909, Rinehart purchased the Birdwood Estate and sold it in 1921. In 1917, he purchased 60 acres nearby. [2]

In August 1919, he told the Daily Progress that Albemarle and Charlottesville should build better roads. He also lobbied to get the state government to build a road to Lovingston. [3]


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Notable buildings

Four mansions

In the 1920's, Rinehart built four mansions in western Albemarle County, each of which was on the northern side of what is now Ivy Road: Kenridge (now known as Colridge) for himself, Boxwood, White Gables, and a fourth home for his sons[4].

University of Virginia

In 1925, the University of Virginia established a $100 annual prize for research thanks to a gift from Rinehart. [5] This was shortly after he was appointed to the Board of Visitors.


References

  1. Web. Mr. Rinehart Chairman of County Board, Daily, Daily Progress Digitzed Microfilm, University of Virginia Library, January 6, 1920, retrieved June 28, 2015.
  2. Web. Purchases Desirable Property, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, August 9, 1917, retrieved August 9, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. August 9, 1917 page 1.
  3. Web. Road Opinions, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, August 2, 1919, retrieved August 2, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. August 2, 1919 page 1.
  4. Rao, Mythili. "The HooK: NEWS- Ivy condos: White Gables set for development." The HooK - Charlottesville's weekly newspaper, news magazine. The Hook, 25 July 2002. Web. 10 Nov. 2009. <http://www.readthehook.com/Stories/2002/07/25/3newsIvyCondos.html>
  5. Web. A Research Prize Is Established By Mr. Hollis Rinehart, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 10, 1925, retrieved May 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 10, 1925 page 1.