Westover Plantation
Original Author: Stephen Lea
Created: May 25, 2006
Medium: Digital photograph
Publisher: Wikimedia Commons

Westover Plantation

Westover plantation, built by William Byrd II, can be seen from the banks of the James River in this modern photograph. One of the finest Georgian mansions still standing in the United States, the brick structure features symmetrical proportions, a steeply pitched roof, and an elaborate doorway. Byrd replaced the original wooden structure with this elegant manor house; it was completed in 1735.