East Belmont

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East Belmont is an early 19th century structure in Albemarle County listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. It was listed on the VLR on October 18, 1995 and the National Register of Historic Places on August 2, 1999. [1]

It is the home of the Clifton Inn.

Narrative from Virginia Landmarks Registry

"The original portion of this historic dwelling is the frame rear wing, erected around 1811 by John Rogers. Known as “Farmer John,” Rogers, along with Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and Robert McCormick (father of Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the reaper), was a founding member of the Albemarle Agricultural Society, and organized the county’s first agricultural fair. The society was successful in extricating the Piedmont from its dependency on tobacco growing. At East Belmont, Rogers pioneered in soil conservation methods and establishing new crops. He also served Thomas Jefferson as overseer at Monticello. The brick portion of the house was built ca. 1834-35 by Rogers’s son, John Rogers, Jr. The late Federal structure is distinguished by is fine brickwork and two-level portico. The brickwork is said to have been executed by Rogers’s slave, Lewis Level, who also built several other houses in the vicinity."

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  1. Web. [1], Virginia Landmarks Register, April 4, 2018, retrieved January 19, 2020.

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