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Redlands, State Route 708, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

Redlands, State Route 708, Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

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1987 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
Significance: Along with the Edward Coles House, Enniscorthy, Old Woodville, and Tallwood, Redlands helps provide a look into the history of the Coles family, long-time Virginia residents. Redlands is one of the most notable Federal mansions in Piedmont Virginia. / Redlands, built by Martin Thacker for Robert Carter, and his wife, Mary Eliza Coles of nearby Enniscorthy, was begun ca. 1789 and not completed until 1808. It is one of the most notable Federal mansions in Piedmont Virginia, distinguished by its curving salon and bedchamber walls. Redlands remains in the Carter family, and a remarkable assemblage of portraits and furniture reflects their long tenure.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-330
Survey number: HABS VA-1245
Building/structure dates: 1789
Building/structure dates: ca. 1813 Subsequent Work



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Coles, Mary Eliza
Lay, K Edward, project manager
University of Virginia, School of Architecture, sponsor
Bernard, John, delineator


Charlottesville (Va.)34.05613, -117.17461
Google Map of 34.056129, -117.174608


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