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1970 Amazement & Rock Lustre

I recall attending a party at the mansion in 1970 with Charlie Pastorfield's band, Rock Lustre from Charlottesville. It is not a surprise that it went downhill from there. The tremendous amount of capital needed to maintain the property was not available to the heirs, as I understood it.

The rooms and furniture were beautiful and immaculate. I was impressed that magazines dated to the early to mid twentieth century were laying around on tables as if they had just arrived. The grounds were still relatively kept. I believe we saw the scope of the estate in an aerial photograph as I remember seeing the railroad station and dairy farm as well as other buildings from an elevated point of view. An absolutely amazing place. Discovering the tomb of an earlier owner really impressed me that we were in a historic place on a level comparable to Mount Vernon or Monticello. I hope to visit the estate again the next time I'm in that area of Virginia.

Dean Moore more than 3 years ago


Everyone likes to complain that we do not maintain our history the way that Europe maintains their history. Kudos to the Hollands for restoring and beautifying Oak Ridge.

Michelle more than 7 years ago

Grateful for Virginia Living

While in Florida, we are greatly refreshed with Virginia Living.

Mary Frances Mc ALL more than 7 years ago

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