Brandon-on-the-Dan (NRIS 100001510)

Address: 1072 Calvary Rd., Alton, Virginia. County/parish: Halifax.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places August 28, 2017.

Also known as:

  • DHR File No. 041-0302

From Wikipedia:

Brandon-on-the-Dan is a historic estate at 1072 Calvary Road (Virginia State Route 119), overlooking the Dan River in rural western Halifax County, Virginia. The estate includes an early log house, and a c. 1855 Greek Revival wood-frame main house that received an extensive Craftsman-style alteration in 1915 by North Carolina master craftsman Thomas Day. The 200-acre (81 ha) also includes a large African-American cemetery, and a log tobacco barn; the latter is distinctive as an example of modern log construction.The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. (read more...)


  • Day, Thomas, workshop (ca. 1855 finish carpentry)
  • Hopper, James Woodson (1915 remodeling)
  • Williamson, George W. “Tump, ” and others (builders of tobacco barn)

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