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Williams House

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1890–1891, Marion J. Dimmock. 800 W. Franklin St.

This massive Romanesque Revival building with a rock-faced ashlar facade of James River granite provides an appropriate introduction to the neighborhood. As is typical of West Franklin Street patronage, it was designed by one of the premier Richmond architects of the day for a wealthy Richmond tobacco merchant.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Williams 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, 245-245.

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