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Francis L. Smith House

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1854. 510 Wolfe St.

This large Italianate house bears a strong resemblance to “Design Twenty-First: A Suburban Residence,” published in Samuel Sloan's The Model Architect (1852). Sloan, a Philadelphia architect, found in Virginia a ready following for his bombastic designs. In the 1850s Wolfe Street marked the southern edge of Alexandria; beyond lay open fields.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Francis L. Smith House", [Alexandria, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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