Westover is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in Virginia. It was the home of William Byrd II, a prominent 18th-century Virginian explorer and writer.
William Byrd's Westover from Richmond Croom Beatty, William Byrd of Westover, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932.
Civil War Sketches of Westover by Edward Lamson Henry from the New York State Museum
Black and White Photographs of Westover (taken after 1933) from the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey, call number HABS, VA,42-BOSTS.V,1-
1939 World's Fair Photograph Collection from the Library of Virginia (prepared by the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and displayed in the Virginia Room in the Court of States at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City)
Today Westover is not open to the public. However, Westover's grounds are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
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Note: the picture of Westover above is from Richmond Croom Beatty, William Byrd of Westover, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932 (photograph edited by Sarah E. Mitchell).
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