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Wentworth-Barrett House

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c. 1752. 117 S. Church St.

The Wentworth-Barrett House was one of the first to be erected in the newly established town. Built for Captain Samuel Wentworth, it was restored in the 1950s. One and one-half stories in height and of Flemish bond brick construction, the house is flanked by two end chimneys. The east chimney is T shaped. The central front door is accessed by a brick stairway that arches over the entrance to the English basement below.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Wentworth-Barrett House", [Smithfield, 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, 473-473.

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