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Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Matthew Jones House

 
 
Matthew Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 7, 2016
1. Matthew Jones House Marker
Inscription. Said to have been called 'Bourbon.' This fine example of medieval-style architecture was built in the early 1700's as a story-and-a-half brick house. In 1893 it was remodeled to a full two stories. With its arched doorway, massive chimneys, and a unique tower entrance, it is quite different from the typical manor house of Colonial Virginia. The 'Jones House' was designated a Virginia Historic Landmark in 1969.
 
Erected 1969 by Fort Eustis Historical & Architectural Association and the Corporation of Newport News, Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 9.628′ N, 76° 36.189′ W. Marker is in Fort Eustis, Virginia, in Newport News. Marker is at the intersection of Harrison Road and Taylor Avenue on Harrison Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Eustis VA 23604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Matthew Jones House (within shouting distance of this marker); "Magnolia House" - Chief of Transportation's Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Rolfe (approx. 0.8 miles away); Glebe Lands (approx. 1.3 miles away); Felker Army Airfield
Matthew Jones House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 7, 2016
2. Matthew Jones House and Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Mulberry Point & Sir Thomas West (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stanley Hundred (approx. 1.9 miles away); Balthrope (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Eustis.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2016. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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