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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

004-0006 Winterham

Winterham
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/12/2002

NRHP Listing Date 10/15/2002

NPS property number 02001183

Winterham is the only known Virginia building by Thomas Tabb Giles, an accomplished amateur architect, and William Percival, a significant professional architect. Their collaboration is recorded on the recently found designs for the house, now in the collections of the Virginia Historical Society. The Italian Villa-style dwelling was built for John Garland Jefferson II about 1855, and some of its features are similar to designs found in books by Asher Benjamin. It is a restrained but refined frame house with an interior cross-hall plan. There are four original porches on the house, each of a different design. Winterham was used as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers after Lee’s retreat from Richmond in April 1865.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018