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063-0095 Shuttlewood

Shuttlewood
Photo credit: Ashlen Stump, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 06/16/2022

The two-story Greek Revival frame I-house of Shuttlewood was constructed between ca. 1848 and 1858 for William Payne (Pain) Waring and is one of a few rare examples of mid-19th-century domestic architecture in New Kent County that retains a high degree of integrity. The property has retained most of its historic acreage, its rural setting, and many of its historic features including interior decorative painted woodwork. It is notable that Shuttlewood was spared during the Civil War, when other nearby plantations, such as White House, a home associated with Martha Washington, were destroyed during the Union Army’s occupation of the area. After the property fell into disrepair, a sensitive restoration of Shuttlewood was undertaken in the 1970s to repair the dwelling and incorporate modern amenities and mechanical systems.


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


Updated: September 15, 2022