Simon Reid Curtis House

Simon Reid Curtis House, now known as the Boxwood Inn, is a historic home located in the Lee Hall neighborhood of Newport News, Virginia. It was built in 1897, and is a large, 2 1/2-story, Colonial Revival style frame combined store, post office, and dwelling. The building consists of two separate structures attached to form a "T" shaped building with common architectural features. It was built by Simon Reid Curtis (1862–1949), a prominent businessman and land owner, who was an influential political leader in Warwick County, Virginia from the 1890s until his death in 1949. The Curtis family owned the house until 1996 when it was sold, renovated, and converted into a bed and breakfast.[3]

Simon Reid Curtis House
Boxwood Inn (formerly Simon Reed Curtis House, 1896).jpg
Boxwood Inn, September 2012
Simon Reid Curtis House is located in Virginia
Simon Reid Curtis House
Simon Reid Curtis House is located in the United States
Simon Reid Curtis House
Location10 Elmhurst St., Newport News, Virginia
Coordinates37°11′45″N 76°34′20″W / 37.19583°N 76.57222°W / 37.19583; -76.57222Coordinates: 37°11′45″N 76°34′20″W / 37.19583°N 76.57222°W / 37.19583; -76.57222
Area1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built1897 (1897)
ArchitectWagner, Adolph
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.09000641[1]
VLR No.121-5031
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 20, 2009
Designated VLRJune 18, 2009[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Dennis F. Swartz & Thomas H. Taylor, Jr. (February 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Simon Reid Curtis House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying four photos