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Foundation remnants at Jordan's Point. ©Jennifer Law Young

 

Jordan's Point

In 2016, HLF placed a marker at Jordan’s Point commemorating the area’s addition to the National Register of Historic Places.

HLF has a long relationship with Jordan’s Point, the center of industry and transportation for the Rockbridge area throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century. Two properties remain in the historic district: the Miller’s House and Beechenbrook Chapel. HLF purchased the Miller’s House and deeded it to the City of Lexington in 2001. After a long restoration, HLF participated with the City and others in the establishment of the Miller’s House Museum in 2015.

With the approval of the city of Lexington, which owned most of the rest of the property at Jordan’s Point, HLF contracted with Dan Pezzoni, architectural historian and author of The Architecture of Historic Lexington (2015), to prepare the successful National Register nomination, which vividly discusses the mills and other industries at Jordan’s Point and the roads, canals and railroads that served Lexington.

North River trestle with Jordan's Point in background. APVA photo

Packet boat with Jordan's Point in the background. APVA photo

The Miller's House c. 1937. Hoyt Collection photo

The Miller's House with Lexington Roller Mills at right. Hoyt Collection photo

Covered bridge and train trestle at Jordan's Point. Washington & Lee Special Collections photo

Aerial view of bridges and Jordan's Point. APVA photo

A worker for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries removes a pier from the old railroad bridge at Jordan's Point. ©Jennifer Law Young

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries workers recover one of two old millstones that were submerged near the dam at Jordan's Point. ©Jennifer Law Young

A Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries worker recovers one of two old millstones that were submerged near the dam at Jordan's Point.
©Jennifer Law Young

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries workers recover one of two old millstones that were submerged near the dam at Jordan's Point.
©Jennifer Law Young

Remains of the old railroad trestle at Jordan's Point. ©Jennifer Law Young

The National Register of Historic Places marker at Jordan's Point. HLF photo

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