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Richard Seth Eley House

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1878. 251 N. Main St.

This house prominently displays the new wealth of the end of Reconstruction in a virtual pile of all the Second Empire features found in pattern books such as those by Samuel Sloan and E. C. Hussey. The mansard roof is multicolored and slate-covered, prominent brackets are below, the windows have pedimented hoods, and multiple verandas open out at ground level.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Richard Seth Eley House", [Suffolk, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-ST7.5.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 464-464.

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