Waverley (West Point, Mississippi)

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Waverley
Waverley, Waverley Road, West Point vicinity (Clay County, Mississippi).jpg
Waverley in 1975
Waverley (West Point, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Waverley (West Point, Mississippi)
Nearest city West Point, Mississippi
Coordinates 33°34′9″N 88°30′13″W / 33.56917°N 88.50361°W / 33.56917; -88.50361Coordinates: 33°34′9″N 88°30′13″W / 33.56917°N 88.50361°W / 33.56917; -88.50361
Built 1840
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Octagon Mode
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001004
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 20, 1973[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

Waverley is a mansion in Clay County, Mississippi, 10 miles east of West Point.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.[2] A statement at that time by the National Park Service read:

Begun in the 1840s and completed in 1852, Waverley is distinguished by the immense octagonal rotunda which projects through the roof as a cupola. This structure combines ornament and technology in the tradition of Jefferson: the varied decorative treatment of each room is artistic and the lighting system, using gas manufactured on the site, was scientific.[2]

The antebellum home was originally owned by George Hampton Young, a colonel from Georgia. At one point, the Waverley plantation was independent, providing its own produce and meat, textiles, and energy. The mansion fell into disrepair following the end of the Young family line in 1913, but was restored by the Robert Snow family beginning in 1962.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Waverley". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.wpms.net/waverley_mansion.htm Waverley Mansion. The City of West Point, Mississippi. Retrieved 2009-03-13.