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Westover, State Route 633, Westover, Charles City, VA

Westover, State Route 633, Westover, Charles City, VA

 
 
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Significance: 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...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-186, FN-187, FN-188, FN-189, FN-190, FN-191, FN-192, FN-193, FN-194, FN-195, FN-196, FN-197, FN-198, FN-199, FN-200, FN-201, FN-202, FN-203, FN-204, FN-205, FN-206, FN-295
Survey number: HABS VA-402
Building/structure dates: ca. 1740 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1900 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000923

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Byrd, William, II
Byrd, William, III
Morris, Scott, transmitter
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Library of Congress
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