RICHMOND, Va. - An 18th century church and a colonial home in Virginia have been designated as National Historic Landmarks.
St. Peter's Parish Church in New Kent County and Eyre Hall in Northampton County are among 13 sites in nine states receiving the designation.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the selections Tuesday.
The Department of the Interior says St. Peter's is an exceptional example of early 18th century brick architecture from the Chesapeake Region.
The department says Eyre Hall is a "significant physical remnant of Chesapeake society, which was economically and socially based on slavery."
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