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| Institution Name: Hampden-Sydney College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Rice House
Location on Campus: Atkinson Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Roof: tin; metal|
| || Function: |
|ca. 1831||private residence|
| 1990-present (2007)||other (Institutional Advancement / Development Office)|
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Hampden-Sydney College Historic District (1970) |
References: see below
Estcourt was built in 1831 as a 2 over 2 with side hall. It was doubled ca. 1870, and the kitchen addition was built ca. 1900. It was remodeled into an office in 1990. The exterior is nearly original. It is memorable for the associations with the Seminary founder. Mrs. Rice was an early abolitionist and freed all her slaves.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Brinkley, John L. On This Hill: A Narrative History of Hampden-Sydney College. Hampden-Sydney, VA: Hampden-Sydney College, 1994.
Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Virginia. Charleston, SC: Babcock & Company, 1845.
Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Hampden-Sydney College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1970.
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Library, Special Collections, Facilities Management Office |
|Government Offices |