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Hilary Baker House

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1813–1816. c. 1860, addition. 1955, restoration. 2302 E. Grace St.

The Baker House is important both for its architecture and for its role in Richmond's historic preservation efforts. It began as an austere Federal-period house with enormous chimneys. The addition of a large, elaborate veranda c. 1860 required the lengthening of the firstfloor windows. The veranda was subsequently removed and, as part of a restoration of the house by the William Byrd Branch of the APVA, Mary Wingfield Scott designed an entrance porch. The original two-story servants' quarters, clearly visible from the Mews, is a rare survival.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Hilary Baker 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, 200-200.

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