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June 23, 2014 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Houses: Rosny

Rosney_HABS

Courtesy Library of Congress

In 1937, Garnett Williams surveyed Rosny (a.k.a. Rosney) for the Virginia Historical Inventory, writing:

Rosney is a lovely old estate, it is one of the better types of homes.  It is splendidly built and of the very best material. It stands among very large oaks, the yard consist(s) of four acres of ground.  The wood work in this house is very pretty, and [has] a lovely wide winding stairway.  Nothing added since 1835.

Mrs. Williams goes on the say that the house was built for Powhatan Bolling by his mother.  Bolling occupied the home in the late 18th century, followed by members of the Bolling-Hubbard family.

The drawing above is part of the marvelous Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) collection at the Library of Congress.

Coming Next: Powhatan Bolling

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  1. Patt Freedman / Jun 23 2014 11:45 am

    Rosney is a lovely house. I have seen it from the outside only. Great Uncle X3 Powhatan Bolling was an interesting man. Brenda Cobbs Hoff has a locket with his picture that was passed down to her. Thank you for this history. Patt

    • Joanne Yeck / Jun 23 2014 12:37 pm

      Patt, Watch for Thursday’s post about Powhatan Bolling. Joanne

      • Patt / Jun 23 2014 5:19 pm

        I am ready!!! So is cousin Colin Randolph Skidmore and Lee Bolling Stifter and Page Nicholas.

  2. Joanne Yeck / Jun 23 2014 8:49 am

    Larry, Thank you! More to come about Rosney.

  3. Larry Lamb / Jun 23 2014 8:43 am

    Great old House thanks for posting this!

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