Lee Hall Mansion

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Lee Hall
Lee Hall.jpg
Lee Hall, October 2007
Lee Hall Mansion is located in Virginia
Lee Hall Mansion
Lee Hall Mansion is located in the United States
Lee Hall Mansion
LocationNear jct. of U.S. 60 and VA 238, Newport News, Virginia
Coordinates37°11′59″N 76°34′32″W / 37.19972°N 76.57556°W / 37.19972; -76.57556Coordinates: 37°11′59″N 76°34′32″W / 37.19972°N 76.57556°W / 37.19972; -76.57556
Area12.29 acres (4.97 ha)
Built1848
Architectural styleMixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP reference #72001510 [1]
VLR #121-0016
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 5, 1972
Designated VLRAugust 15, 1972[2]

Lee Hall or Lee Hall Mansion is a historic brick plantation house that was built during the period from 1848 to 1859. The community of Lee Hall, Virginia is named for it; the house and village are located near the junction of U.S. 60 and VA 238, in Newport News, Virginia.

The current 12.29-acre (4.97 ha) property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[3] The listed property includes two contributing buildings: The Main House (open to the public) and the former Kitchen (closed to public, used as staff offices).[1][4][5]

The house as well as the nearby community of Lee Hall were named for Richard Decatur Lee the original owner and builder of Lee Hall Mansion. Lee was a prominent local planter. Despite having the same last name as Virginia native and Confederate general Robert E. Lee, a direct lineage to General Lee cannot be traced. Lee Hall Mansion was used as headquarters for Confederate generals Joseph E. Johnston and John B. Magruder during the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War in 1862. Nearby is Endview Plantation, a 238-year-old house. Endview was used as a hospital during the Civil War and as a campground during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Newport News Assessment of Lee Hall Mansion Property".
  4. ^ National Register nomination form
  5. ^ Two photos accompanying National Register nomination

External links[edit]

Media related to Lee Hall Mansion at Wikimedia Commons