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Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House

 
 
Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 1, 2013
1. Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House Marker
Inscription. Scottish emigrant James Weddell (1807-1865) built this Greek Revival house about 1845 and lived there until his death. In 1865, Capt. W. Gordon McCabe (1841-1920) bought the house. Over the second half of the 19th century, he published many works on the classics, poetry, and his service in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. A noted educator and civic leader, he was also headmaster of the prestigious University School preparatory academy. McCabe lived in the house until he moved his school to Richmond in 1895. Dr. Julian J. Chisholm (1830-1903), a noted surgeon, lived in the house from 1900 until 1903.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA 30.)
 
Location. 37° 13.434′ N, 77° 24.118′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on South Sycamore Street (U.S. 301) south of College Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 S Sycamore St, Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McKenney House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McKenney Library (about 500 feet away); Peabody High School
Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 1, 2013
2. Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House Marker
(about 500 feet away); Poplar Lawn (about 700 feet away); Earliest Known Public High School for African Americans in Virginia (about 800 feet away); Joseph Jenkins Roberts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop Payne Divinity School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 1, 2013
3. Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House
The Cameron Foundation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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