New properties added to the Virginia Beach Historical Register

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The John Biddle House is one of eight new additions to the Virginia Beach Historical Register. (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Committee)

The John Biddle House is one of eight new additions to the Virginia Beach Historical Register. (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Committee)

Eight new properties were added to the Virginia Beach Historical Register in 2016, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission announced Wednesday morning.

The 18th, 19th and 20th century properties include:

  • John Biddle House – 704 Kings Grant Road – This 18th century home is notable for its glazed header Flemish bond brick wall and restored interior architectural characteristics.
  • 304 53rd St. – This two-story beach cottage was built in 1937. The home stands out for its detailed cedar shingle siding, original paneling, and interior woodwork.
  • Whitehurst-Buffington House – 2441 North Landing Road – Built by Francis Whitehurst in 1793, this house belonged to the Whitehurst family through the mid-20th century.
  • Ewell Farmhouse – 813 Simpkins Lane – This simple saltbox farmhouse contains features that date back to the mid-19th-century, including clapboard siding and brick chimneys.

Four additional properties requested placement on the Virginia Beach Historical Register:

  • Adam Keeling House (1735) – 3157 Adam Keeling Road
  • Briarwood (1932) – 1500 Southwick Road
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse (1792) – Fort Story
  • Weblin House (early 1700s) – 5588 Moore’s Pond Road

Created in 1999, the Virginia Beach Historical Register recognizes buildings that are important to the city’s history.

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