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1845. c. 1870, remodeling. c. 1977, restoration, Carter Zinkl Herman. 420 W. Bute St.

Raised on a high or English basement, this Greek Revival house is nearly cubic in its proportions and relatively restrained in its ornamentation. A handsome Ionic portico shelters the main entrance, while an Italianate cupola crowns the roofline. Kenmure was originally the home of William W. Lamb, mayor of Norfolk during the Civil War, and the name derives from that of a family estate in Scotland.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Kenmure", [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, 425-425.

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