1790 Federal – Lynchburg, VA

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900 5th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504

  • $175,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2760 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
The Kentucky Hotel is an inspiring example of Federal-style architecture, and a remarkable survival for a 19th Century structure that was so important to the early economic and social growth of Lynchburg, VA. Originally built as a private residence prior to 1800, it was converted into a Hotel in 1814, and was one of 16 ordinaries that housed travelers during the early growth of the city. It's significant in its conservatism and refined good taste, and retains a surprising number of its original features and details. Impressively, it continues as a commercial structure, and its unique, and separate character carry on.
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Bruce James Carrington, Sotheby's

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10 Comments on 1790 Federal – Lynchburg, VA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Cora for sharing!

  2. Kay says: 63 comments

    This doesn’t look like a commercial structure. It is just fabulous. This sure seems like a good price.

  3. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 359 comments

    Beautiful house, and the rare example of a good house that is improved by its furnishings.

    It’s been the shop of a good antiques dealer, and for sale (off and on, maybe) for some time now. Not much to fault in the house at all, except maybe in this rare case that the furnishings don’t convey.

  4. Laurie W. says: 1746 comments

    A beauty, well kept & preserved. What a price for it, too!

  5. Lindsay G says: 567 comments

    Beautiful home! And I see the pet horse-shoe crab is doing some light reading in that one room. How nice.

  6. MW says: 902 comments

    It was apparently built in 1790, so is an 18th century structure, not 19th, made the cut by a full 10 years.

    Looks like it is either used as an architect’s office or perhaps a home/office. Track lighting needs to go obviously. And whoever owns it, clearly isn’t into to cooking much, at least not there anyway.

    But overall it seems to have a wonderful feel and could be turned back into a very charming house fairly easily. I like the in-town location and looks like it has a pretty sizable yard too. Seems relatively cheap for what it is. Wasn’t Lynchburg voted one of the best small cities in the US in one of those semi-meaningless poles a few years back?

  7. Tony says: 77 comments

    Very nice home for the price…I wouldn’t consider a federal for myself, but this one changed my mind.

  8. Melody says: 529 comments

    Haven’t we seen this one already? Or was there another Federal with lots of rolled up blueprints?

    Either way, I like the place. First thing I would do would be to put in an old style kitchen in that basement.

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