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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.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Richard Seth Eley House", [Suffolk, 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, 464-464.

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