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Historic Colonel Holloway House, Circa 1898. Waterfront property in Virginia. $470,000

August 16, 2019

Beautiful waterfront home! Situated on the banks of the Pagan River. The Colonel Holloway House was built in 1898. It is located on .6 acres in Smithfield, Virginia. Built by Colonel Joseph Holloway. He owned a local department store. In the 1900’s he was on the staff of Governor Mann. Then he later became the President of Home Telephone Company. The home then changed families and it was known as the Gwaltney House. It was owned by PD Gwaltney and his wife, Estelle. That name might sound familiar to some, think of Gwaltney Meat products. The property has a dock and is within walking distance to the quaint downtown area shops and restaurants. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,078 square feet. $470,000

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to the historic Holloway house Circa 1898 nestled on the banks of the Pagan River in downtown Smithfield. Built by Joseph Holloway who came to Smithfield and owned a department store on the corner of Wharf Hill and Church Street. He served on the staff of Governor Mann in the 1900’s and was President of the Home Telephone Company.  He was known as Colonel Holloway. In 1948 it was sold to Estelle Gwaltney, widow of PD Gwaltney. More recently it was purchased by Colonel Elsey Harris (USAF, retired) in  1973 and it’s current owner in 2011.  This Victorian era beauty not only has a boat dock, but has one of the only boat ramps into the Pagan River in the historic district.  This home blends old worlds craftsmanship with modern conveniences, is walking distance to quaint restaurants and shops, and boasts stunning sunsets. If you like the idea of history with Victorian architecture and modern conveniences, the Holloway House needs a new caretaker.


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