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Near Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Moore's Brick Cottage

Falling Creek Ironworks Park

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
1. Moore's Brick Cottage Marker
Inscription.  This stone and brick cottage is an example of the tourist courts that were popular along Route 1 in the early- to mid-20th century. During this time, Route 1 was the main highway running from Maine to Florida. In 1920, R.D. Moore built approximately 40 cottages at Moore's Lake, and the business remained in operation until 2002. It serves as a reminder of the time when Route 1 was the primary highway from Maine to Key West.

These cottages were considered luxury symbols, and Moore's was one of the premier lodging courts along Jefferson Davis Highway. The cottages were one-, two-or three-room units scattered randomly near the lake, which also included a beach, water slides, a dance pavilion and a restaurant.

George and Lena Crump later purchased the site and modernized the cottages by adding bathrooms. As tourists began to travel more after the Depression, additional cottages were built. The Crumps built their personal home on the site. In 1970, their son, Tommy, purchased the cottages and the restaurant, which he renamed Sylvester's.

During World War II, military families from Camp Lee stayed at the cottages.

Wives
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
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worked as waitresses in the restaurant and older children worked as dishwashers, gardeners and lifeguards.

The cottages thrived until construction of I-95 in 1958. With larger accommodations along the interstate, the motor courts along Route 1 began a decline and eventually went out of business.

This cottage is one of the last remaining cottages and was moved to Falling Creek Ironworks Park in 2019 to help preserve the rich history of Historic Route 1.
 
Erected by Alliance for Cultural Heritage Tourism.
 
Location. 37° 26.249′ N, 77° 26.283′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) north of Marina Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6407 Jefferson Davis Highway, Richmond VA 23234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Route 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Falling Creek Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Village of Bensley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Route 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Falling Creek Stone Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
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Cultural History (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Village of Bensley (within shouting distance of this marker); Natural History (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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