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Robert C. Bruce Houses

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1844; later wings. 407–409 Hanover St.

Bruce built these tenements as speculation. Number 407 is almost two feet wider than its neighbor. Both houses have side entrance halls and front and rear parlors. Detailing on both the exteriors and interiors is derived from Asher Benjamin's The Practical House Carpenter (1830) and survives essentially as built.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Robert C. Bruce Houses", [Fredericksburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-FR11.

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