“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

2708 E. Franklin Street

c. 1902


— Historic Richmond —

2708 E. Franklin Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
1. 2708 E. Franklin Street Marker
Inscription.  This house reflects the architectural elements of the turn of the twentieth century with an Italianate cornice and simple porch with turned posts in a classical balustrade. It was constructed as one of three houses, 2706-2708-2610. Virginia V. Baldwin owned this property from 1885 and later built the three rowhouses. Upon her death in 1914, the property was sold to Edward Claiborne Saunders for $3,500. He was a traveling salesman for Mosby, Wilkinson & Anderson, a notions & white goods wholesale company. Edward passed away in 1920 and his wife, Sallie, passed away in 1958. The house remained in the Saunders family until 1959. This house is listed as a contributing structure to the St. John's Church Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by The Church Hill Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWomen.
Location. 37° 31.722′ N, 77° 25.091′ W. Marker is in Church
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Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Franklin Street just east of North 27th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2708 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. 2710 E. Franklin Street (a few steps from this marker); The Pulliam House (within shouting distance of this marker); 2610 East Franklin Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Royster House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ligon House (about 400 feet away); 208 North 28th (about 500 feet away); 210 N. 28th Street (about 500 feet away); 2514 E. Franklin Street (about 600 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 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 27, 2021