Captain William Norvell, first clerk of the Corporation Court, director of the Exchange Bank, and president of the Bank of Virginia, built one of the largest of Lynchburg's Federal-style mansions (1020 Federal) in 1817. He then sponsored slightly smaller houses for his daughter (1817; 1002 Federal) and son (1818; 822 Federal) nearby. Though all three have been altered over the years, their symmetrical brick facades, gabled roofs, and fine proportions remain. Number 1002, which has an elongated modillion cornice and window diminution with nine-over-nine sash on the first floor and six-over-nine on the second, is the least changed.
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