Rock Cliff

“In the past century, the following houses (at least in the Cabell land grants) have fallen down, burned down, or been removed: Liberty Hall, Edgewood, Colleton, Red Gables, Green Hill, Montevideo, Yellow Gravel, Union Hill and Traveler’s Rest (now in the final stages of decay.) Rock Cliff is the only frame house that has been in the family continuously and survived.”

– Andrew Gantt, II, the present owner of Rock Cliff, as quoted by Archer Minardi.

rock cliff back

Rear view, showing porches on both stories.

rock cliff office









rock cliff kitchen


rock cliff cuthouse









*Copies of Mrs. Minardi’s prints were received electronically; hard copies are not available at the University of Virginia Special Collections Library.