Visit historic Salubria, and 18th century manor house built by Reverend John Thompson, the rector of the Little Fork Church from 1740 to 1772.
The house received the name Salubria , Latin for healthful, from a later owner, James Hansbrough, in the early 1800s and has been known by that name since that time.
Salubria’s exterior is distinguished by unusually tall, corbel capped chimneys, enclosed at each end of a hip roof.
The house has identical front and rear facades and is built of brick laid in Flemish bond. Three sides of the house are stuccoed in a manner simulating rustication, though for some reason the east end never received this treatment.
The interior of the house effuses character hearkening back to another time.
In October 2000, Laura N. Grayson, widow of J. Gordon Grayson, donated Salubria to the Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia.
Germanna is honored to be entrusted with this stewardship of this property and the history of which it speaks.
Salubria was placed on the Virginia Historic Landmarks Register in 1969 and on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
** PLEASE NOTE: There will be no tours of Salubria from November 1 to April 1.