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Rockledge (Occoquan, Virginia)

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NRHP Reference #  73002051
Designated VLR  June 19, 1973
Area  4 ha
Added to NRHP  25 June 1973
VLR #  272-0001
Opened  1758
Architectural style  Georgian architecture
Architect  William Buckland
Rockledge (Occoquan, Virginia)
Location  Telegraph Rd., Occoquan, Virginia
Similar  Mill House Museum, Chase–Lloyd House, Gunston Hall, Hammond–Harwood House, Brice House

Rockledge, is a historic home located at Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, United States, near Washington D.C.

It was built in 1758 from stone at the request of John Balladine, a wealthy local industrialist. Architect William Buckland worked on this house.

The historic marker on the site reads:

John Ballendine built this finely proportioned Georgian House, "Rockledge," in c.1760. William Buckland, a premier colonial Chesapeake architect, reportedly designed it. "Rockledge" is a rare example of a Tidewater Virginia stone dwelling. Several entrepreneurs who sought to maximize Occoquan's potential as a port and industrial town resided there.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

References

Rockledge (Occoquan, Virginia) Wikipedia


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