Sat, May 14|
Preservation Piedmont Presents: A Tour of Redlands
Preservation Piedmont members are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of Redlands, a late Georgian mansion that stands as one of the Commonwealth’s great landmarks of the Federal period.
Time & Location
May 14, 2022, 2:00 PM
Charlottesville, 852 Redlands Farm, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
About the Event
Redlands is a historic home located off Carter’s Mountain Road in Albemarle County, Virginia. It was built between about 1798 and 1808, and is a rectangular two-story, five bay, brick structure covered by a hipped roof in the Federal style. It features a Tuscan order front porch. Its interior is notable for its fine Adamesque woodwork. The master builder of the house was Martin Thacker, of neighboring Cedar Grove and also Morven. It was built for Robert Carter, grandson of John Carter, around the time of his marriage to Mary Eliza Coles of neighboring Enniscorthy. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
"Its name derived from the red clay soil, the house was built on the southeastern side of Carter's Mountain commanding the crest of a knoll amid large trees and with splendid views of the mountains to the southwest....Redlands remains in the Carter family to this day, and a remarkable assemblage of portraits, furniture, and other family possessions reflects their long tenure." - K. Edward Lay, The Architecture of Jefferson Country
Registration will be limited to 30 and carpooling is highly encouraged.
We thank owners Bob and Carol Carter for graciously hosting Preservation Piedmont.