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Church Hill in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Royster House

c. 1855

 

— Historic Richmond Foundation —

 
Royster House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
1. Royster House Marker
Inscription.  This Greek Revival home was first purchased by James B. Royster, brother of Elmira Shelton. Royster was a tobacco manufacturer, druggist, commission merchant, and city auditor of Richmond. Jane C. Royster, wife and noted socialite, met Gen. Lafayette in 1825. At age 94, she was reported as the oldest resident in Richmond upon her death in 1902. The Roysters rest at Hollywood Cemetery.
 
Erected by The Church Hill Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. 37° 31.763′ N, 77° 25.155′ W. Marker is in Church Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Franklin Street just east of North 26th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2600 E Franklin St, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ligon House (within shouting distance of this marker); 2610 East Franklin Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 2514 E. Franklin Street
Royster House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
2. Royster House
(within shouting distance of this marker); 2510 E. Franklin Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pulliam House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2708 E. Franklin Street (about 400 feet away); Confederate (Second) Alabama Hospital (about 400 feet away); 2710 E. Franklin Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Church Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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