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c. 1750, c. 1900. Virginia St. (west end, nearly opposite the Women's Club)

Built as a secondary residence for the large landowner Ralph Wormley IV and later owned by members of the Lee family, Lansdowne is a little known but fine mid-Georgian residence. Constructed of brick laid in Flemish bond with rubbed and gauged bricks, the building has an original two-story portico. Later additions to the rear and the interior have altered it, although the original paneling remains.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Lansdowne", [Urbanna, 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, 342-342.

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