Willow Shade

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Willow Shade
Willow Shade 1.jpg
Willow Shade is located in Virginia
Willow Shade
Willow Shade is located in the US
Willow Shade
Location Jct. of Frederick Co. Rd. and US 50, near Winchester, Virginia
Coordinates 39°16′06.7″N 78°18′28.7″W / 39.268528°N 78.307972°W / 39.268528; -78.307972Coordinates: 39°16′06.7″N 78°18′28.7″W / 39.268528°N 78.307972°W / 39.268528; -78.307972
Area 4.5 acres (1.8 ha)
Built 1851 (1851)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Vernacular Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 90001925[1]
VLR # 034-0162
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 18, 1990
Designated VLR December 12, 1989[2]

Willow Shade, also known as the Willa Cather House, is a historic home located near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. The house was built in 1851, and is a two-story, five-bay-by-three-bay, rectangular brick dwelling in a vernacular Late Greek Revival style. It has a three bay by two bay rear ell. The house sits on an English basement. It was the childhood home of author Willa Cather (1873–1947) and was built by her grandfather, William Cather. She was born at the nearby Willa Cather Birthplace and resided at Willow Shade from 1874 to 1883 before moving to Nebraska.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Karen C. Clay (May 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Willow Shade" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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