You are here

Adams Double House

-A A +A
c. 1810; later alterations. 2501–2503 E. Grace St.
  • Adams Double House (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

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.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Adams Double 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.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.