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Adams Double House

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c. 1810; later alterations. 2501–2503 E. Grace St.
  • Adams Double House

Probably the oldest double house standing in Richmond, this two-and-one-half-story, four-bay brick block has raised side-bay entrances with porticoes. Stylistically, the house is Federal, with Flemish bond brickwork and keystone lintels. It was built as investment property by the heirs of Dr. Richard Adams. The double house would later become a predominant housing form in the city. The storefront on the 25th Street side of the building was an alteration promoted by extensive regrading of 25th Street as well as other streets in Church Hill.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Adams Double House", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI77.

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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