Wessells Root Cellar

Wessells Root Cellar
Wessells Root Cellar is located in Virginia
Wessells Root Cellar
Wessells Root Cellar is located in the United States
Wessells Root Cellar
Nearest cityHallwood, Virginia
Coordinates37°53′54″N 75°37′35″W / 37.89833°N 75.62639°W / 37.89833; -75.62639Coordinates: 37°53′54″N 75°37′35″W / 37.89833°N 75.62639°W / 37.89833; -75.62639
ArchitectWilliam Vessells
NRHP reference No.70000779
VLR No.001-0076
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 26, 1970[2]
Designated VLRDecember 2, 1969[1]

Wessells Root Cellar is a small brick structure near Hallwood, Accomack County, Virginia. The root cellar was built sometime after 1768 by William Vessells as a structure separate from the main house, which burned in 1937. The cellar is of fine quality and has remained in the Wessells family for more than two hundred years. A decorative header pattern in the gable using overfired brick is an unusual detail.[3]

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  1. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  3. ^ Staff, Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission (November 13, 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Wessells Root Cellar" (PDF). National Park Service. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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