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014-0041 Woodside

Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 1996

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VLR Listing Date 12/09/1992

NRHP Listing Date 11/16/1993

NRHP Reference Number 93000040

This boldly scaled house, located on the southern edge of the courthouse town of Buckingham in Buckingham County, was completed in 1860 for William M. Swoope. With its tall proportions and generous moldings, Woodside is a freely interpreted expression of the Greek Revival, exhibiting little influence from the popular architectural pattern books of the day. The fa├žade is given articulation with use of a pedimented central pavilion and with the flanking bay windows. The floor plan is a synthesis of a Palladian tripartite composition and a Georgian center-passage plan. Much of the interior woodwork survives, including pine floors and molded baseboards in every room. All of the mantels are believed to be original except for the marble parlor mantel, which, according to legend, may have come from the White House. From 1871 to 1873, Woodside was the home of Nicholas F. Bocock, a prominent local lawyer, and remained Bocock-family property until 1882.

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

Updated: January 14, 2022