Distant viewAccording to Preservation News of the National Trust, this building is "the sole surviving high Jacobean manor house in America" (quoted in Smith 41). It is also the oldest documented residence in the state of Virginia. Although built for Arthur Allen in 1665, it is named for Nathaniel Bacon, who led the first revolt against the British in 1676 and whose followers fortified this house. The Greek Revival wing to the east (right-hand side) was added in the nineteenth century.
Center: view of the front; right, view of the original house from the rearTypical of the Jacobean style are the gable ends with curves and the cruciform plan. The chimney stacks (below) are set at a diagonal.
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