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Benjamin Powell House

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c. 1750, 1763–1776. 1955–1956, restoration. Waller St. between Francis and Nicholson sts.
  • (Photograph by Jeffrey E. Klee, courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
  • (Photograph by Jeffrey E. Klee, courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Builder Benjamin Powell was among the successful tradesmen who constructed houses for themselves in the Waller subdivision, east of the capitol. After buying his property in 1763, Powell built the wooden five-bay front section, incorporating an existing brick house as a rear wing. Behind the house are an early nineteenth-century kitchen, smokehouse, and dairy. The Powell property is part of the eastern neighborhood restored by Colonial Williamsburg in the decade after World War II.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Benjamin Powell House", [Williamsburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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