Waverley

Also known as: Waverly
10 mi. E of West Point, West Point, Mississippi

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Waverley

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

Begun in the 1840s and completed in 1852, Waverly is distinguished by the immense octagonal rotunda which projects through the roof as a cupola. This structure combines ornament and technology in the tradition of Jefferson: the varied decorative treatment of each room is artistic and the lighting system, using gas manufactured on the site, was scientific. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MS-87)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 1973
Reference number
73001004
Architectural style
Victorian: Octagon Mode
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1840; 1852
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing structures: 1