Upper Shirley, Virginia facts for kids
|Location||W of Charles City on SR 608, Charles City, Virginia|
|Area||9 acres (3.6 ha)|
|Built by||A. H. Marks and Bros.|
|NRHP reference No.||82001884|
|Added to NRHP||October 29, 1982|
Upper Shirley is a historic plantation house located near Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia. The original section was built in 1868-1870, and enlarged to its present size in 1890. It is a two-story, nearly square, stucco covered brick dwelling with an overhanging hipped roof. It measures approximately 42 feet by 47 feet. The front facade features a portico with stylized Doric order columns. On the west elevation is a doorway originally on the Warren House in Harrisonburg, Virginia; it is protected by a two-level porch which stretches across the entire facade. The house was built by Hill Carter for his son William Fitzhugh Carter of materials salvaged from a large 18th-century building that was demolished at Shirley Plantation.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
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