Camden is an Italian Villa-style house on the Rappahannock River just downriver of Port Royal, Virginia. Built 1857-1859, it is one of the nation's finest examples of an Italianate country house. It is located on the southeast bank of the Rappahannock River, about 0.5 miles (0.80km) north of the intersection of Camden Road (Virginia State Route 686) and United States Route 17. Camden was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971 for its architecture.
Description and history
Camden is a two-story frame house in a pure Italianate style, clad with flush siding that was originally treated to resemble stone. The tower base projects from the front, with a semicircular porch surrounding its base, looking out over the Rappahannock River. The first floor includes a central hall, library, dining room, parlor and a main-level bedroom. The parlor retains its original Victorian rococo furnishings.
Camden was built on the site of an earlier house belonging to the Pratt family that dated to 1760. William Carter Pratt demolished this house around 1856 to use the prominent site for a new house. He engaged Baltimore architect Norris G. Starkwether, with construction stating in 1857, completed in 1859. Up-to-date in style and technology, the house was equipped with central heating and cooling, gas lights and running water. A private gas works was installed to generate gas for the lights. The house's tower was destroyed during the American Civil War, by a hit from a Union gunboat in late November 1862, and never restored.
The area now known as Camden was originally at the northern edge of land belonging to the Gandangara people of the Southern Highlands who called it Benkennie meaning 'dry land'. North of the Nepean River were the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people while to the east were the Tharawal people. They lived in extended family groups of 20–40 members, hunting kangaroos, possums and eels and gathering yams and other seasonal fruit and vegetables from the local area. They were described as 'short, stocky, strong and superbly built' and generally considered peaceful. However, as British settlers encroached on their land and reduced their food sources, they turned to armed resistance which ended in 1816 after many of their number were massacred.
Camden has the confidence and the technology to deliver quality products like online banking and innovative loan products,” said Glen Frost senior vice president of finance at Bisson Transportation, who received lending as a result of Camden National Bank’s partnership with FAME earlier this year.
Other area schools and districts receiving Center for Safer Schools funds include the NortheastAcademy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies, which is getting $61,750; Gates County Schools, which received $152,000; CamdenCounty Schools, which is getting $157,000; and Edenton-Chowan Schools, which will be receiving $140,356.
Other area schools and districts receiving Center for Safer Schools funds include the NortheastAcademy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies, which is getting $61,750; Gates County Schools, which received $152,000; CamdenCounty Schools, which is getting $157,000; and Edenton-Chowan Schools, which will be receiving $140,356 ...Karen W ... .
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A greener, cleaner chapter began for NJ Transit in Camden on Tuesday morning with the announcement of the rollout of its first electric bus ... In the weeks before that, NJ Transit drivers and mechanics will be trained on the new buses, and Camden County's first responders will be familiarized with the technology in the event of a fire.
He was a true environmentalist, a trailblazer long before it was popular to do so,” said Congressman Donald Norcross, D-Camden, who expressed “deepest sympathies to Florio’s wife, Lucinda, and family ... His later years also brought a recognition from Camden County, which five years ago dedicated the WaterfrontTechnologyCenter to the former governor.