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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.

Writing Credits

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—,

Print Source

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

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