Esmont (structure)

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Esmont is an early 19th century structure in southern Albemarle County listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. It was listed on the VLR on May 17, 1977 and the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1980. [1]

Narrative from Virginia Landmarks Registry

"This Jeffersonian-style country house, located in southern Albemarle County, was built ca. 1816 for Dr. Charles Cocke, nephew of James Powell Cocke of Edgemont and cousin of John Hartwell Cocke of Bremo. Although Cocke corresponded with Jefferson, no documentation has surfaced to indicate that the statesman-architect had a hand in the design. It has, instead, been attributed to the Jeffersonian builder, William B. Phillips. With it Doric entablatures and stuccoed columns, contrasting with red brick walls and green louvered blinds, the house illustrates the Jeffersonian interpretation of classicism with local materials for local needs. Except for the lengthening of the porch, Esmont stands essentially as built. Its interior preserves rich appointments, including a parquet hall floor, ornamental plaster ceilings, Philadelphia marble mantels, and silver-plated locks."

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  1. Web. 002-0030 Esmont, Virginia Landmarks Register, December 12, 2019, retrieved January 19, 2020.

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