Ramsay

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Ramsay is a historic 78-acre estate in Greenwood. It is on the Albemarle County Landmark Registry of the National Register of Historic Places.


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Background

Ramsay was built in 1895 by William H. Langhorne. Today it consists of a 5,300-square-foot main house, a detached garage, a farm house, a guest cottage, a studio and other support buildings. The current owner, Harry Lankenau, has put the property on the market. Concierge Auctions held an absolute auction on October 19, 2012. [1] The winning bidder was not immediately identified, nor was the final sale price. [2]

The estate is named after an 18th century British settler who had received a land patent for the property.

In 1937, Irene Langhorne Gibson hired architect Milton Grigg to make major renovations to the house. [3]


Map

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°02′09″N 78°46′14″W / 38.035833°N 78.770645°W / 38.035833; -78.770645

References

  1. Web. Historic Albemarle County estate up on the blocks, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, September 11, 2012, retrieved September 14, 2012.
  2. Web. [1], Daily Progress Staff Reports, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 18, 2012, retrieved October 22, 2012.
  3. Web. Ramsay: A Country Estate in Greenwood, Stephen Yowell, Crozet Gazette, Crozet Gazette, December 15, 2010, retrieved September 14, 2012.