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William H. Grant House

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1857. 1908, conversion to a hospital. 1008 E. Clay St.
  • William H. Grant House (Michelle Krone)

The Grant House appears fortresslike with its ornate cast iron window caps and Italianate detailing. One of the largest houses built in the city before the Civil War, it has a massive red brick facade that appears to swallow up the openings. The heavy cornice is of wood. Converted into a hospital in 1908, the building now houses administrative offices for the Medical College of Virginia.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "William H. Grant 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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