Westover

7000 Westover Road, Charles City, Virginia

Photos 

Westover, Office Building

1. OFFICE BUILDING, FROM SOUTHWEST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

Westover was patented in 1637 and was purchased by William Byrd I in 1688. The present 18th century complex was erected for William Byrd II, the noted colonial leader, planter, diarist, and founder of Richmond. Built in flemish bond with segmental, gauged-brick arches, the main block was probably begun after 1729 and completed by 1735. The stone pedimented doorways follow designs in William Salmon's Palladio Londinensis. Original paneling survives throughout the first and second floors. Dominating the interior is a richly carved 2-story, open-well stair... -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS VA-402)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000923
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Literature; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Period of significance
1700-1749
Significant years
1730; 1734; 1744
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "Address", Added "Street View" and Imported Photo

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