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John Granberry House

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c. 1795, later additions. 227 N. Main St.

The former home of the large landowner who subdivided his land for the section of Suffolk known as Up Town, this weatherboarded frame house is one of the few early buildings to survive. Federal in style with a Tidewater type of three-bay, side-passage plan, the building sits on a raised basement. A kitchen ell is on the south side. The portico is well executed with fluted Doric columns and pilasters protecting a simple fanlight entrance.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "John Granberry 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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