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Benjamin Watkins Leigh House

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1812–1816. c. 1850, addition. 1000 E. Clay St.

John Wickham built the Leigh House for his daughter and her husband, a United States senator. A third story and Italianate trim and front porch were added to the original Federal house in the 1850s. Little of its original interior remains.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Benjamin Watkins Leigh House", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI24.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 187-187.

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