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Rockbridge Alum Springs Historic District

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NRHP Reference #  88003204
Designated VLR  April 21, 1987
Year built  1853
VLR #  081-0086
Area  16 ha
Added to NRHP  19 January 1989
Location  Address Restricted, near California, Virginia
Architectural style  Greek Revival, Gothic Revival
Address  George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Goshen, VA 24439, USA

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Rockbridge Alum Springs Historic District, also known as Jordan Alum Springs, is a historic 19th-century resort complex and national historic district near California, Rockbridge County, Virginia. The district encompasses 16 contributing buildings, 10 contributing sites, and 4 contributing structures dating primarily to the 1850s, and associated with the operations of the Rockbridge Alum Springs, a popular 19th- and early-20th century mountain resort. The buildings are the barroom, store/post office, Montgomery Hall, the Gothic Building, the Alum Springs Pavilion, two cottages of Baltimore Row, the Ladies Hotel, four cottages of Kentucky Row, Jordan's House, a servant's quarters, a slave quarters, and a storehouse. The remaining structures are a well and the stone spring chambers and gazebo and bandstand of the Jordan Alum Springs. The sites are primarily those of demolished cottages. It is one of the best-preserved antebellum springs resort complexes in Virginia. The resort remained in operation until 1941. It is currently owned and operated by Young Life, a non-denominational Christian youth organization who use the camp for summer and winter trips.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

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Rockbridge Alum Springs Historic District Wikipedia


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