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Beechwood

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1850. 3728 Belle Haven St. Not open to the public

Some of the original rural isolation of the area can be grasped from Beechwood, one of the best surviving plantation houses in Chesapeake. Built by William Charles Stewart and his wife Catherine, the I-house has two rear singlestory projecting wings, creating a U-type plan. The minimal exterior details are Italianate, while the interior has Greek Revival features.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Citation

Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Beechwood", [Chesapeake, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-ST5.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 462-462.

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