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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

065-0038 Westover *Delisted

Westover
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 11/18/1980

NRHP Listing Date 06/28/1982

NPS property number 82004577

Delisted from VLR on 12/03/1997

Delisted from NPS on 03/19/2001

One of Virginia’s earliest gambrel-roof houses, Westover was erected ca. 1750, probably for Michael Christian, Jr. It survived as a rare and important example of 18th-century vernacular architecture indigenous to Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Like other fine Northampton County residences of the period, the house had handsome interior colonial paneling, a brick end, and an original exterior end chimney with steep sloping haunches. Long abandoned and deteriorating, the house was dismantled in 1997 with plans for eventual reconstruction elsewhere.


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

Updated October 31, 2019