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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

030-0512 Waveland

Waveland
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/03/2003

NRHP Listing Date 08/20/2004

NPS property number 04000888

Waveland is a large farm located in the Piedmont Valley surrounded entirely by functioning agricultural land. The 1835 Greek Revival–style mansion originally featured a three-bay-wide, rectangular plan until an 1859 two-bay-deep rear addition was built to make the dwelling T-shaped. John Augustine Washington III, the last member of the nation’s premier family to own Mount Vernon, bought Waveland in 1858. That same year, he turned over guardianship of Mount Vernon to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, inspiring a monumental historic preservation movement. At Waveland, Washington installed a technologically advanced water-delivery system that was supposedly modeled on one at the White House.


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

Updated April 4, 2018