Wertland Street Historic District
Wertland Street District was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1984 and the National Register in 1985. Also a turn-of-the century residential neighborhood, this district is an enclave of high style Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Victorian homes. Wertland Street takes its name from the second librarian at the University of Virginia, William Wertenbaker, who built his home at 1301 Wertland Street. During the 1880’s Wertland Street became a popular neighborhood in the University area. The north side boasts the earliest properties with large setbacks. Structures on the south side are built closer to the street on smaller lots. Due to its proximity to the University, many structures have been converted to multi-family use with student tenants.
The Wertland Street Historic District is also part of a local Architectural Design Control District. For more information on ADC districts, click here.