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Benthall Brooks Row

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c. 1840–1850. 415–421 Crawford St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

These three brick Greek Revival town houses were built as a group by an early real estate speculator, a Captain Brooks. Because of the site's high water table, each house is raised on a high basement. The upper floors follow a traditional side-passage plan. Doric porticos shield the front entrances.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Benthall Brooks Row", [Portsmouth, 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, 447-447.

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