Point of Honor LbNA # 46179
|Placed Date||Mar 25 2009|
|Found By||Tenderfoot LBNA |
|Last Update||Oct 31 2009 |
Point of Honor is a historic home located at Lynchburg, Virginia. It is an irregular shaped two-story Federal mansion of stuccoed brick. The facade is composed of a three-bay center section flanked by two octagonal ended projections. Construction was started in 1806, and completed in 1815. The property has commanding views of the city and the James River. Its most famous occupant was Dr. George Cabell, who was a friend of Thomas Jefferson, and physician to Patrick Henry. It was later owned by Judge William Daniel, Jr., father of United States Senator John Warwick Daniel, "the Lame Lion of Lynchburg." In 1862 it was acquired by Colonel Robert L. Owen, whose son Robert L. Owen became a United States Senator, was President of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. It is currently operated as a house museum by the City of Lynchburg.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970
The Stamp Celebrates the rare character of this house.
Go to the front gate of the grounds, this area has great views of downtown Lynchburg. Sit on the fourth stone from the right of the retaining wall to the right of the gate. Reach into the boxwood, hiding in a decon container is your treasure.