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



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Item Title


Location
State Route 633, Charles City vicinity, VA

Find maps of Charles City, VA


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-402
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-186, FN-187, FN-188, FN-189, FN-190, FN-191, FN).
Building/structure dates: 1726 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000923
Part of building/structure is in Westover vicinity, Charles City County, VA.
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...

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
9. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING RIVERFRONT SIDE OF THE PROPERTY, FROM WEST HABS VA, 19-WEST
10. VIEW OF SOUTH RIVERFRONT ELEVATION, FROM WEST
11. SOUTH RIVERFRONT ELEVATION, FROM SOUTH
12. NORTH ELEVATION, FROM EAST. THIS IS THE FRONT ELEVATION
13. SOUTH RIVERFRONT ELEVATION
14. SOUTH SIDE OF WEST WING
15. WEST WING, SOUTH SIDE
16. SOUTH RIVERFRONT ENTRANCE
17. NORTH SIDE ENTRANCE
18. STAIRHALL, LOOKING NORTH
19. STAIRHALL, LOOKING SOUTH
20. STAIR FROM SECOND TO THIRD FLOOR, LOOKING EAST
21. SECOND FLOOR PASSAGE, LOOKING NORTH
22. THIRD FLOOR PASSAGE, LOOKING NORTH
23. NORTHEAST DRAWING ROOM, LOOKING WEST
24. NORTHEAST DRAWING ROOM, LOOKING EAST
25. SOUTHEAST DRAWING ROOM, LOOKING WEST
26. SOUTHEAST DRAWING ROOM, EAST WALL
27. SOUTHEAST DRAWING ROOM, LOOKING NORTHEAST
28. SOUTHEAST DRAWING ROOM, LOOKING EAST
29. BALLROOM, LOOKING WEST
30. BALLROOM, NORTH SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
31. BALLROOM, SOUTH SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
32. DINING ROOM, LOOKING NORTH
33. DINING ROOM, LOOKING SOUTH
34. DINING ROOM, LOOKING NORTH
35. DINING ROOM, LOOKING SOUTH
36. KITCHEN, LOCATED IN WEST WING, LOOKING EAST
37. SECOND FLOOR PASSAGE, LOOKING SOUTH
38. SECOND FLOOR PASSAGE, WEST WALL
39. NORTHEAST BEDROOM, WEST WALL
40. NORTHEAST BEDROOM, EAST WALL
41. SOUTHEAST BEDROOM, EAST WALL
42. SOUTHEAST BEDROOM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
43. NORTHWEST BEDROOM, WEST WALL
44. SOUTHWEST BEDROOM, WEST WALL
45. NORTHEAST ROOM, LOOKING NORTHEAST
46. SOUTHWEST ROOM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
47. NORTHWEST ROOM, NORTH WALL (STORAGE ROOM)
48. VIEW OF STAIRWAY FROM THIRD FLOOR TO FIRST FLOOR
49. STAIR DETAILS
50. STAIR DETAILS
51. STAIR DETAILS
52. DETAIL OF MANTLEPIECE, NORTHEAST DRAWING ROOM
53. DETAIL OF MANTLEPIECE, SOUTHEAST DRAWING ROOM
54. DETAIL OF CEILING OVER WEST DOOR, SOUTHEAST DRAWING ROOM
55. DETAIL OF CEILING, LOOKING WEST, SOUTHEAST DRAWING ROOM
58. ATTIC FRAMING DETAIL, LOOKING WEST
59. ATTIC FRAMING DETAIL, LOOKING WEST
60. ATTIC FRAMING DETAIL
61. MAIN NORTH GATE
62. MAIN NORTH GATE WITH FENCE AND FINIALS, FROM WEST
63. FENCE OF MAIN NORTH GATE
64. EAST GATE, FROM WEST
65. DETAIL OF EAST GATE
66. WEST GATE, FROM WEST
67. DETAIL OF WEST GATE
68. EAST GARDEN GATE
69. EAST GARDEN WALKWAY, LOOKING NORTH
70. GARDEN GROUNDS; WILLIAM BYRD II'S TOMB IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTH
71. WILLIAM BYRD II'S TOMB, FROM NORTH
72. DETAIL OF WILLIAM BYRD II'S TOMB, FROM SOUTH
73. No. 4 SQUARE, FROM SOUTHEAST
74. No. 2 SQUARE, FROM WEST
75. SOUTHEAST DRAWING ROOM MANTELPIECE
77. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING RIVERFRONT SIDE OF THE PROPERTY, FROM WEST77. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING RIVERFRONT SIDE OF THE PROPERTY, FROM WEST77. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING RIVERFRONT SIDE OF THE PROPERTY, FROM WEST
78. VIEW OF SOUTH RIVERFRONT ELEVATION, FROM WEST
79. SOUTH RIVERFRONT ELEVATION, FROM SOUTH
80. SOUTH RIVERFRONT ELEVATION, FROM SOUTH
81. SOUTH RIVERFRONT ELEVATION, FROM SOUTH
82. SOUTH RIVERFRONT ELEVATION, FROM SOUTH
83. NORTH SIDE ENTRANCE
84. VIEW OF RIVER FROM WEST


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