Waverly Downtown Historic District

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Waverly Downtown Historic District

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Location Generally surrounding West Main Street from County Drive West to Coppahaunk Avenue, Waverly, Virginia
Coordinates 37°02′09″N77°04′44″W / 37.03583°N 77.07889°W / 37.03583; -77.07889 Coordinates: 37°02′09″N77°04′44″W / 37.03583°N 77.07889°W / 37.03583; -77.07889
Area 21 acres (8.5 ha)
Built c. 1854 (1854)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Folk Victorian, Italianate, Early Commercial
NRHP reference # 13000344 [1]
VLR # 323-5019
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 28, 2013
Designated VLR March 21, 2013 [2]

The Waverly Downtown Historic District is a national historic district located at Waverly, Sussex County, Virginia. The district encompasses 48 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 2 contributing structures in the central business district of Waverly. The buildings represent a variety of popular architectural styles including Folk Victorian and Italianate. They include residential, commercial, governmental, and institutional buildings dating from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Notable buildings include the Waverly Municipal Hall (c. 1880), Atlantic and Danville Railroad Station (c. 1883), Masonic Lodge/Town Hall (c. 1897), Boarding House (c. 1900), Moss Hardware Building (c. 1915), Fleetwood Building (1904), Warner Grammer Store (c. 1904), Wilcox Building (c. 1904), former Waverly Post Office/ Palace Cigar and Pool Room (1961), and Waverly Town Shops and Water Tower (1932). [3]

Waverly, Virginia Town in Virginia, United States

Waverly is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Virginia, United States. The population was 2,309 at the 2000 census.

Sussex County, Virginia County in the United States

Sussex County is a rural county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,087. Its county seat is Sussex. It was formed in 1754 from Surry County. The county is named after the county of Sussex, England.

Central business district commercial and business centre of a city

A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business center of a city. In larger cities, it is often synonymous with the city's "financial district". Geographically, it often coincides with the "city centre" or "downtown", but the two concepts are separate: many cities have a central business district located away from its commercial or cultural city centre or downtown.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/28/13 through 5/31/13. National Park Service. 2013-06-07.
  2. "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. Gibson Worsham (November 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Waverly Downtown Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying six photos and Accompanying map