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The Elms (Paul D. Camp House)

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Paul D. Camp House
1889, later alterations. 717 Clay St.

Of Franklin's houses easily the most prosperous and well set back on its own large plot is this one, built by the founder of the Union Camp Corporation. The brick walls, based on designs in Queen Anne pattern books, were later stuccoed. The house still has broad verandas and tall brick chimneys with corbeled caps. Decorative iron cresting tops the large hipped roof.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "The Elms (Paul D. Camp House)", [Franklin, 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, 469-469.

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