Private King Room in Historic Poplar Lawn

Private room in residential home hosted by Theresa

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 shared baths
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Located in the Poplar Lawn Historic District, Gilliam House is a beautiful historic home from 1849 with a great view of Poplar Lawn Park, formerly known as Central Park. Stay in a private, posh room in our family home located just blocks from the dining, shopping, and museums of Old Towne Petersburg. Relax on the large front porch or enjoy a fire in the backyard.

Other things to note
We have 2 med-lrg (Boxer & Mixed English Bulldog) dogs and a kitty (tabby). They don't go in guest rooms but they do roam freely in the rest of the home.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Petersburg, Virginia, United States

Used as early as 1800 as a source of recreation, Poplar Lawn Park is the center of the historic Popular Lawn Historic District. In 1812 volunteers camped here before being deployed to the Canadian border, the Marquis de Lafayette stopped here in 1824 during his tour and there was a Civil War hospital on-site from 1863-65. In 1846 the park was purchased by the city of Petersburg and in 1881 the name was changed to Central Park. The park is bordered by historic homes of many architectural styles and in the 2nd half of the 19th century, this area became one of the premier Victorian communities in postbellum Virginia. The park has fountains, historic markers, paths, terraces, and a small walled run flowing thru the eastern section.

Residential architectural styles include Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, Second Empire, and Italianate. Notable buildings include the Bolling-Zimmer House (c. 1830), St. Stephen's Church (c. 1912), Zion Baptist Church (c. 1880s), William T. Double House (c. 1855), the Waterworks (1856), Dr. Robert Broadnax House (1858), Market Street Methodist Church Parsonage (c. 1905), Maurice Finn House (c. 1904), and the Frank M. D'Alton Double House (c. 1911).

Poplar Lawn Park features a stone basin of uncertain age that is five feet across, and with an oval-shaped depression, a foot wide and a foot deep. It is traditionally known as "Pocahontas' bath", though there is no proof she ever used it.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, with a boundary increase in 2006.

Hosted by Theresa

  1. Joined in August 2018
  • 11 Reviews
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Married a great guy I met in 1979! 4 grown children, 3 dogs, and a kitty. We travel a few times a year to de-stress and enjoy our time. Non-smoking couple.

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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