Historic Castlewood awarded grant from National Park Service

The Chesterfield County General Services Department has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund for the Save America’s Treasures grant program. The grant will be used for historic preservation and restoration of Castlewood, a Federal-style house built circa 1817-19 by Parke Poindexter, clerk of the court for Chesterfield County from 1812-47.

Castlewood has a unique five-part building plan, which is unlike any other recorded dwelling in Virginia. It is currently home to the offices and research library of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. Plans for the restoration include stripping and repainting the entire structure, including removal of lead-based paints; repairing interior and exterior woodwork; and grading the landscaping to improve drainage. All work will be conducted under the oversight of a historic architect.

Castlewood is located at 10201 Iron Bridge Road.

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