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Holden Rhodes House (Old Stone House)

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Old Stone House
1836. 1936, renovation. West 41st St. at Stonewall St.

This vernacular stone cottage was constructed as the country house of a Manchester businessman. The building is an anomaly, one of the few stone buildings in the Richmond area built before the 1880s. The cottage has undergone some extensive porch modifications. Originally a simple entrance porch graced the structure. By 1900, when the building served as a trolley terminal, a veranda encircled it. In 1936 a local garden club restored the structure and added a replica of the Gothic porch of the river front at Gunston Hall in Fairfax County.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Holden Rhodes House (Old Stone 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, 289-289.

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