This exhibit presents background on and a description of the two Ashland Historic Districts: the Randolph-Macon Historic College Complex and the Ashland Historic District. Designated in 1979 and 1983, respectively, each has specific boundaries, criteria for inclusion of structures and definitions of “contributing structures”.

304 College Ave., Ashland, VA

304 College Ave., Ashland, VA

Five distinctive homes within the Ashland Historic District are profiled in this exhibit, exploring architectural styles and features as well as structural and family histories. Brief descriptions are provided here only to whet your appetite. Visit the Ashland Museum in person to read more about these distinctive homes and to learn more about Ashland Historic Districts.

304 College Ave. – built in 1912 or 1913, with Ionic columns highlighting a two-story front porch.

203 Berkley St. – built about 1918, a Sears, Roebuck & Co. home of The Maytown style.

604 S. Center St.- built prior to 1860 and once taken over by Union troops.

708 S. Center St. – an early Dutch Colonial Revival built in 1896 or 1897 with round columns and a Palladian window.

904 S. Center St. – built around 1887 and possibly the most photographed house in Ashland due to its unique Queen Anne details and its location facing the railroad tracks.

Some of these homes are featured on Ashland Museum’s walking tours. Check our Upcoming Events page for future tours.