Mountain Road Walking Tour
655 Mountain Road, Bonbrook

655 Mountain Road, Bonbrook


Enjoying a considerable popularity in Virginia after the Jamestown Exposition, the Colonial Revival continues to be the preferred style on Mountain Road. An early example is Bonbrook, 655 Mountain Road. It is believed to be the first Halifax residence to incorporate old architectural materials into a new residence.

Richard Coles Edmunds and his wife, Pocahontas (a direct descendant), Bonbrook was remodeled completely by them in 1929 in the antebellum style. Extraordinary woodwork from the Coles' home, an early Halifax County residence called Springwood, was used. It has scenic French wallpaper and many old building materials from Richmond mansions including marble and iron work.

The next stop - 726 Mountain Road, Old Library

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