Willow Shade (NRIS 90001925)

Address: Jct. of Frederick Co. Rd. and US 50, Winchester, Virginia. County/parish: Frederick.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places December 18, 1990.

Also known as:

  • DHL File 34-162
  • Willa Cather House

From Wikipedia:

Willow Shade
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.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. (read more...)


  • Unknown

Architectural styles:

  • Greek Revival
  • Other

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Cather, Willa Sibert

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/90001925