Historic Point of Rocks House Renovation Study

About the Project

Historic Point of Rocks House (HPORH) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its cultural significance and civil war ties. The property was used as a hospital and surgeon quarters during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. It was also headquarters for Gen Butler and a control center for Claire Barton, founder of American Red Cross. Its 85-foot bluffs and 1,800 feet of shoreline offered a strategic advantage to both Native Americans and soldiers alike.

Unfortunately, the house is deteriorating rapidly, but with the cooperation of Commonwealth Architects and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation we hope to resurrect this iconic monument in 2015. Situated at 1005 Enon Church Road on four parcels in Chesterfield County, its boundary encompasses nearly 30 acres of field and wooded areas along the Appomattox River.

Phase I for the house will include weatherizing the exterior of the home: windows, siding, foundation and caulking. New natural trail will be developed and vistas at both historical points/overlooks to preserve view of the river.