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The Glory That Is Greek Revival/And The Majesty of Queen Anne: Early Houses of Shockoe Valley (And Who Was Jane Stanard, Anyway?)

December 28, 2010 8:52 am by

Author and Richmond Magazine columnist, Harry Kollatz Jr. will speak about The Glory That Is Greek Revival/And The Majesty of Queen Anne: Early Houses of Shockoe Valley (And Who Was Jane Stanard, Anyway?) on Jan. 9, 1 pm at the historic Adam Craig House, 1812 E. Grace St.

The author of True Richmond Stories, Richmond In Ragtime: Socialists, Suffragists, Sex and Murder, will present an overview discussion about an assortment of late 18th and early 19th century houses that are near-miraculous survivors into the 21st century. The cast of characters is colorful, including Edgar Allan Poe, artist Theresa Pollak and John Adams — a Richmond mayor (not the better known president). The talk at the Adam Craig House, ca. 1784, will be complemented with photographs by Dr. Maurice Duke and a trove of oddments unearthed from Church Hill privies through the effort of Thomas Hobbs, a retired history teacher and member of the Archaeological Society of Virginia. […]

Because space is limited reservations are required for the event, which is free and open to the public.

In addition to the Adam Craig in Shockoe Valley, four houses in historic Church Hill will be open from 1-3 pm. All are available for sale. They include:

The Morris Cottage, ca.1830 2500 E. Grace St.

The Adams Double, ca. 1809 2501 E. Grace St.

The Parsons House, ca. 1906 2710 E. Grace St.

A Greek Revival, ca. 1862 2800 E. Grace St.

For reservations, contact Jennie Dotts, Old House Authority, at (804) 648-1616 or jennie@oldhouseauthority.com. Old House Authority, a business devoted to historically appropriate renovations and energy efficient improvements to old houses, is sponsoring the event. Jeanne Bridgforth, Certified Historic Realtor©, SFR, with Long and Foster, is participating in the showcase of historic properties.


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