Long thought to have been built in the 1600s, recent research dates the Adam Thoroughgood House to 1719 and his great-grandson Argall. After Argall’s death, his wife Susannah completed the work. Her son John later added the elements for which the house is known: extensive wainscoting and paneling and a dramatic turned staircase. Built on land previously occupied by Chesapeake Indians, Argall and Susannah Thorowgood were tobacco farmers and slaveholders. A National Historic Landmark, this fine colonial home tells the story of several generations of Virginia’s early settlers.
Location: Virginia Beach
Image: Virginia Beach History Museums