Dudley Digges House - Yorktown, VA
Posted by: Hikenutty
N 37° 14.034 W 076° 30.391
18S E 366363 N 4121883
Quick Description: Dudley Digges built this classic Virginia style Colonial home in 1760. Like his father and relatives, Dudley was active in Colonial politics and served as Virginia's Lieutenant Governor and a member of the Virginia Assembly.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2008 3:58:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM46MQ
The following text is an excerpt from the interpretive sign at the Dudley Digges house. It now serves as administrative headquarters for the Yorktown section of the Colonial National Historic Park.
Dudley Digges built this classic Virginia Tidewater style home around 1760. The outbuildings, wellhouse, kitchen, granary, and smokehouse are typical of those found in the Colonial era. The house was restored in 1960 and the outbuildings were reconstructed by the National Park Service in the 1970's.
The Digges family participated in Colonial government since the immigration in 1650 of Dudley's great-grandfather, Edward Digges, from England. Dudley was born around 1728 and by his early 20's was a practicing lawyer in York County. He served in the House of Burgesses from 1752 until the start of the American Revolutionary War.
Dudley's home, like so many other Yorktown houses, was damaged during the 1781 siege and rendered uninhabitable. Dudley moved to Williamsburg and died there in 1799.
Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 01/01/1760
Additional Dates of Construction:
1960 - Restoration
1970's - reconstruction of outbuildings
Architectural Period/Style: Colonial - Virginia Tidewater style
Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
Dudley Digges was one of the members of the Virginia Assembly captured by the British in a Charlottesville raid in 1781.
Listed Building Status (if applicable): National Register of Historic Places - contributing structure
Main Material of Construction: Wood
Private/Public Access: Private (administrative offices of the NPS)
Admission Fee (if applicable): 0.00 (listed in local currency)
Architect (if known): Not listed
Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed
Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed
Related Website: Not listed
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