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Smith's Row

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1837. 209–215 High St.

In 1762 one-acre lots were laid out on High Street and until the end of the nineteenth century, this New Town section maintained its position as a fashionable residential area, a status it regained in the late twentieth century. Following the sloped topography of the street, these four two-story brick town houses step down in pairs with fire walls separating each of the two-part units. Each house follows a usual layout for row houses with its side-hall plan flanked by two rooms connected to each other with large double doors. No portico breaks the carefully proportioned lines of this fine Greek Revival row with its carefully detailed wooden lintels over the openings and panels between the first and second stories.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Smith's Row", [Petersburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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