Vaucluse (Bridgetown, Virginia)

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Vaucluse
Vaucluse, State Route 619, Bridgetown vicinity (Northampton County, Virginia).jpg
Vaucluse, HABS Photo
Vaucluse (Bridgetown, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Vaucluse (Bridgetown, Virginia)
Location South of the junction of Rtes. 619 and 657, near Bridgetown, Virginia
Coordinates 37°25′42″N 75°58′41″W / 37.42833°N 75.97806°W / 37.42833; -75.97806Coordinates: 37°25′42″N 75°58′41″W / 37.42833°N 75.97806°W / 37.42833; -75.97806
Area 1,000.8 acres (405.0 ha)
Built 1784 (1784), 1829, 1899
Built by Upshur, Littleton
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000814[1]
VLR # 065-0028
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 15, 1970
Designated VLR December 2, 1969[2]

Vaucluse is a historic plantation home located near Bridgetown, Northampton County, Virginia. It is a complex, two-story, ell-shaped brick and frame structure with a gable roof. Attached to the house is a 1 1/2-story quarter kitchen with brick ends. The brickended section of the house was built about 1784, with the addition to the house added in 1829. The annex connecting the house with the old kitchen was probably added in 1889. It was the home of Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur (1790-1844) who died in the USS Princeton disaster of 1844.[3] His brother U.S. Navy Commander George P. Upshur (1799-1852), owned nearby Caserta from 1836 to 1847.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission (May 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Vaucluse". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Caserta". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 

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