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Dudgeon House and Store

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1760s; 1857–1858 enlarged; c. 1920. 313 Grove Ave.

One of the earliest surviving commercial buildings in the state, it was built for George Dudgeon, a barber who worked and sold a variety of goods from this building that was also his residence. In the twentieth century, the front room was partially cut back to create the recessed front porch, a common practice in downtown Petersburg to add privacy to buildings when streetcar tracks were laid nearby.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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

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