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White Hall

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Early 19th century. 910 Whitehall Rd.
  • (HABS)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

White Hall is the attractive country cousin of Shady Grove (CP6). Built for the prominent Payne family, it is a less formal version in frame of its brick counterpart. Both houses are one-and-a-half stories over a raised basement, but White Hall's smaller windows are not symmetrically placed and the dormer spacing is also a little unsettling. Unlike the four brick chimneys at Shady Grove, which are comfortably nestled into the brick end gables, those at the frame White Hall have exceedingly long flues that are freestanding above the second shoulder of the steep roof. The low attic over the upper story at White Hall is expressed by a single window above the pair of second-story windows in each gable. White Hall also has two unusual coursed fieldstone slave quarters lined up to the right and in front of the house. The one-bay, one-and-a-half-story quarters were similar until the ceiling of the one nearest the road was raised in the twentieth century to accommodate an apartment.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "White Hall", [Long Island, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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