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

Libby House

1851

 

— Historic Richmond Foundation —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
1. Libby House Marker
Inscription.  Built by Luther Libby whose warehouse during Civil War became the Libby Prison. Original Greek revival house has a classical entrance porch. A stepped, gable roof was replaced by a mansard roof before 1900. Other residents were Lemuel Powers (1873-1898), L. Powers & Co., commission merchants, F.W. Cunningham (1898-1907), city tax collector and renowned singer, J.H. Nolde (1909-1932), Nolde Bros. Bakery.
 
Erected by The Church Hill Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 31.614′ N, 77° 25.042′ W. Marker is in Church Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on North 29th Street just north of Libby Terrace when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1A Libby Terrace, 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. 5 North 29th Street (a few steps from this marker); The View That Named The City (within shouting distance of this marker); "Richmond" (within shouting distance of this marker);
Libby House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
2. Libby House
Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 2916 Libby Terrace / Langstedt House (within shouting distance of this marker); 3013 Libby Terrace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloody Run (about 400 feet away); 2710 E. Franklin Street (about 700 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 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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