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Glisson House

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c. 1840. c. 1870, remodeling. 405 Duke St.
  • Glisson House (Richard Guy Wilson)

The eclectic design of this house marries Greek Revival elements on the first three levels with an Italianate cornice and cupola. It was once the home of Commodore Oliver S. Glisson, who served as a Union officer during the Civil War.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


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

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 424-424.

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