LANCASTER—The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has been awarded a grant of $794,499 by the National Park Service (NPS) for the rehabilitation of the historic Belle Isle Manor House at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster. The manor and two flanking dependencies, built around 1760, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
“Virginia is blessed to have best-in-class State Parks, and each one has its own story that contributes to the fabric that is the park’s legacy,” said DCR director Matt Wells. “Thanks to this grant, we are able to continue to educate the public about our historic and cultural resources at Belle Isle State Park.”
The funds also will support an update to the National Register of Historic Places nomination to include new research. While the buildings are not currently open to the public, the history of the property provides….
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