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Penick House

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c. 1815–1820. 4815 Belleglade Dr.

The Regency design work here compares to that of the Wickham-Valentine House in Richmond, making Penick House the most sophisticated antebellum house in Henrico County. The stucco exterior has recessed panels, and offset windows, also set in recessed panels, create a quirky fenestration pattern in the rear wall. The low hipped roof and rigid symmetry bespeak an architect's hand, but none has been identified. The house, once the center of a large farm, has been crowded in by 1950s subdivision houses.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Penick 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, 297-297.

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