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Walker House

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1857. 1861, east wing. 2605 E. Franklin St.
  • Walker House (Pierre Courtois)

One of the finest Greek Revival houses in Richmond, the building began as a side-hall town house. The addition of the east wing converted it to a center-hall mansion. Particularly noteworthy are the classical cast iron balconies and full-length windows on the front facade and the two-story porch overlooking the James River on the rear. Next door, at 2601 East Franklin Street, is the Ligon-Cowardin House (c. 1860, 1872), a three-story brick house that originally began as two stories. It also has an addition to its east with a delicate cast iron entry.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Walker 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, 203-204.

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