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040-0006 Weaver House

Weaver House
Photo credit: Richard Cote/DHR, 1981

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VLR Listing Date 06/16/1981

NRHP Listing Date 07/08/1982

NRHP Reference Number 82004561

The Weaver house is one of Greensville County’s few surviving antebellum plantation dwellings. The plain, two-story structure was built between 1838 and 1840 for Jarrad Weaver on land formerly owned by the Waller family of Williamsburg. Although the house lacks the grandeur of the Tidewater plantation houses, Weaver was a prosperous landowner, owning carriages, modern farming equipment, and more than twenty slaves who tended crops of peas, oats, corn, and cotton. The house has a number of features typically associated with vernacular Southside farm-houses including what was originally a hall/parlor plan, painted wood graining, and the comparatively late use of Federal-type woodwork. The weatherboarded walls of the Weaver House were covered with modern asbestos shingles in the latter part of the 20th century; the house otherwise has suffered few alterations.

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

Updated: September 24, 2021