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

Lockwood Double House, 1845

1809 East Grace Street

 
 
Lockwood Double House, 1845 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Lockwood Double House, 1845 Marker
Inscription.  When this house was built by Andrew Lockwood and W. Holt Richard, Shockoe Valley was a leading mercantile district. As early as 1780s, a public marketplace flourished here. To the south, the James River & Kanawha Canal served commerce and travel. Many of the shops, hotels and taverns that sprang up were converted to hospitals and prisons during the Civil War. Writer Edgar Allen Poe, worked nearby at 17th and Main streets.
 
Erected by Historic Richmond Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 32.052′ N, 77° 25.529′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Grace Street just west of North 19th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1809 E Grace 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. Craig House (a few steps from this marker); Francis Asbury (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate General Hospital No. 12
The Lockwood Double House image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. The Lockwood Double House
(about 400 feet away); Branch Public Baths (about 400 feet away); Origins of Richmond (about 500 feet away); The Oldest Commercial Building in Richmond (about 500 feet away); Trinity Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); The Oldest House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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