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Point of Honor, Lynchburg

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Point of Honor is an historic home located in 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 its builder and designer 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." During and immediately after the Civil War it was owned and occupied by Colonel Robert L. Owen Sr., who was President of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, and whose son Robert Latham Owen Jr. later became a United States Senator. Robert L. Owen Sr. died a financially ruined man in 1873, and the family mansion again changed hands.At two different times in the 19th century Point of Honor was home to the Langhorne family. In 1828 it was purchased by prominent Lynchburg resident Henry Langhorne, owner of Langhorne Mills in Lynchburg. Later, but still before the war, John S. Langhorne held the residence. His eldest son Chiswell Langhorne became a wealthy industrialist, and daughter Elizabeth Langhorne Lewis led the fight for a woman's right to vote. John S. Langhorne's granddaughter's include Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson, the original Gibson Girl, and Nancy Langhorne, Viscountess Lady Astor, the first woman elected to the British Parliament.
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  • If you love history and know more about where you live then go to Point of Honor. The staff is friendly and outgoing. My tour guide did a fantastic job at telling me all the details about Point of Hon...  more »
  • Loved the preservation of history in this lovely area! We will recommend to others from Texas, who appreciate history.  more »
  • I wasted my time visiting Poplar Forest but in Point of Honor I found a gem that should be on every early 19th century history and furniture buffs must see list. There are pieces there that are unique...  more »
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