Lewis Holladay, Jr. returns to Orange
Lewis Holladay, Jr, (1904-1986) was the third child of Dr. Lewis and Helen Holladay. He married Mildred F. Craghead and they had two children, Mildred Littlepage and Lewis III. Mr. Holladay worked at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, VA for 22 years.
The couple and their son, Lewis III, moved to Orange and were admitted to OPC in 1955. Lewis Holladay worked at Woodberry Forest School in Madison County for 17 years. In 1956, Lewis Holladay, Jr. was elected to serve as Elder of OPC.
Lewis, Jr. and his sister Louise inherited the Holladay House. Louise continued to live in the home until 1984, when she gave her interest to her brother. It was Lewis' son that would make the property a landmark.
Pete Holladay and the B&B
Lewis "Pete" Holladay III, like his father, attended Randolph-Macon Academy. He also studied at the University of Richmond. Pete Holladay returned to his alma mater, and worked at Randolph-Macon Academy for 11 years.
In 1988, Pete and his wife, Phebe, returned to Orange. He was employed by Woodberry Forest School. The same year the couple began renovating the family home. After renovations, they established the Holladay House Bed and Breakfast.
The Holladays attended Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Rapidan. They ran the bed and breakfast until the year 2000, when they retired and moved away.
Aubrey Holladay and the house next door
To the west of the Holladay House is a small brick home. Aubrey Price Holladay, the youngest of Dr. Lewis and Helen's children , married William B. Hamilton about 1934. They moved into that brick house, which she inherited from her parents.
“Billy” Hamilton was admitted to OPC in 1937 and he served as an Elder to OPC until 1959. Aubrey was Chairman of the Business Women’s Circle with Miss Phyllis Sanford.
The Circle had 17 members. It was composed mostly of the younger women of OPC. Aubrey was also the Physical Education Teacher at Orange County High School.
Billy and Aubrey were faithful and devoted members of Orange Presbyterian Church.
Four generations of the Holladay family, all loyal and self-sacrificing members of the Orange Presbyterian Church. We are forever grateful.
- Jennie Hill Robinson (Miss Louise Holladay’s former student)
OPC History Team