This house, carried out in the Romanesque Revival idiom, exhibits an unusual brownstone belt course contrasting with golden brick and a second-story arcade. The architect was born in Richmond and had good family connections, since his father was the noted minister of the Second Presbyterian Church. Read served in the Confederate army and then worked for the Supervising Architect of the Treasury. His favorite architectural style was Romanesque Revival, and he designed numerous buildings in Richmond up to his death in 1904.
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