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Jarratt House

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c. 1820, Richard Jarratt. 808 Logan St.

The Jarratt House is located on Pocahontas Island. The island, which had been platted in 1750 with sixty-six lots, became part of Petersburg in 1784. Most of the dwellings on the island are one- or two-story duplex frame buildings, but the most imposing and earliest is this two-story brick house with a brick dentil cornice. It was built and owned by Richard Jarratt, a free black who plied his trade as a boatman, fishing and carrying loads between Petersburg and Norfolk. He constructed the house as a duplex with each of the side-passage units having three bays.

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Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Jarratt House", [Petersburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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