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Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forest Lodge Belvedere

 
 
Forest Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 28, 2010
1. Forest Lodge Marker
Inscription. This Belvedere, meaning "beautiful view" was one of three Forest Lodge towers. Forest Lodge, constructed in the 1880s by Captain John Cussons, was a six-story hotel on 1000 acres in Glen Allen, west of the railroad tracks. Cussons created gardens, a hunting preserve, ponds stocked with fish, and a park populated with deer and peacocks. The resort boasted over 100 guestrooms, a grand ballroom, boating facilities and a theatre. Cussons envisioned the Lodge as a popular train stop between New York and Florida. The Lodge was demolished in 1992.
 
Erected 2010 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-29.)
 
Location. 37° 39.92′ N, 77° 30.154′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Mountain Road and Old Washington Highway, on the right when traveling west on Mountain Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forest Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); John Cussons (within shouting distance of this marker); Walkerton (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Allen School
Mountain Rd & Old Washington Hwy image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 28, 2010
2. Mountain Rd & Old Washington Hwy
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Glen Allen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mountain Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glen Allen Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Legion Post 244 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brookland District Historic Sites - Forest Lodge Cupola. Henrico County Historical Society (Submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Lost Architecture - Forest Lodge. Henrico County Historical Society (Submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Forest Lodge Cupola image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 28, 2010
3. Forest Lodge Cupola
This tower and columns are the last remaining architectural elements from the 1880s resort hotel built by John Cussons.
Forest Lodge image. Click for full size.
Library of Virginia
4. Forest Lodge
By 1932, half of Forest Lodge was torn down. What remained, shown here in the 1940s, was razed in 1992.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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