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Hughes House

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1915, Charles T. Russell. 508 St. James St.

This large Georgian Revival structure was the home of a prominent African American physician. Since segregation restricted African Americans to Jackson Ward and a few other neighborhoods, the secluded St. James site must have been one of the few lots in Jackson Ward large enough for this house.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Hughes House", [Richmond, 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, 235-235.

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