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Adam Craig House

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1784. 1820, dependency. c. 1850, alterations. 1812 E. Grace St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

The house is one of the few surviving examples of what Mary Wingfield Scott termed a “plantation-in-town.” Building complexes such as this one commonly occupied one or more of the large lots that characterize the 1737 Mayo plan and later additions. This building occupies an entire original city lot. The builder followed the practice of some early Richmond builders of siting the house askew to the city grid on a true east-west axis. The house itself is an I-house with a long rear wing. Portions of the addition and the porch were added in the midnineteenth century. A brick dependency was added at the rear of the structure. The original owner, Adam Craig, the clerk of the Richmond court, maintained a small office at the corner of 19th and Grace.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Adam Craig 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, 194-194.

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