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Sheild House (Sessions-Sheild)

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c. 1760. Later changes and rebuilding. 1931, restoration. Main St. (at Nelson St.). Open to the public
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Two stories of brick with a jerkinhead roof, the Sheild House has been considerably rebuilt over time. The fine Flemish bond brickwork with glazed headers is fronted by a Doric portico added c. 1830. In 1935, while surveying Yorktown for the National Park Service, Charles Peterson described the house in what is probably the first historic structures report.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Sheild House (Sessions-Sheild)", [Yorktown, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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