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Baird-Rambaut-LeMoine House

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c. 1785, 1818, John Baird Jr. 410 Grove Ave.

Baird, probably Petersburg's most prolific building contractor from c. 1783 until 1823, constructed four houses on this street. This building's earliest portion is the double-pile, one-and-a-half-story frame section with a side-passage plan and a raised, stone foundation with a cellar kitchen, as was usual for kitchens in urban contexts. In a variant sometimes seen in Southside, a taller two-story wing with a cellar dining room, a large and elegant parlor, and a spacious upper-floor chamber was added to the earlier house. The elaborate interior finishings with woodwork similar to those at Centre Hill's (DW40) are in contrast to its simple exterior.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Baird-Rambaut-LeMoine House", [Petersburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-DW23.

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