Holly Knoll

Also known as: Robert R. Moton House
Off RR 662, Capahosic, Virginia


From 1935 until his death, this 2-1/2 story Georgian Revival structure was the residence of Robert Russa Moton (1867-1940), influential Black educator. Moton began his career in education at Hampton Institute, from which he had graduated in 1890. In 1915, he was chosen to succeed Booker T. Washington as the principal of Tuskeegee Institute; during the next twenty years, Moton guided the school's transition from a vocational and agricultural school to a fully accredited collegiate and professional institution. He received the Harmon Award in Race Relations in 1930 and the Spingarn Medal in 1932. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1981

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 21, 1981
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Other architectural type; Georgian Revival
Areas of significance
Education; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Meeting hall
Period of significance
Significant years
1935; 1940
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 4
Non-contributing structures: 2