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

The Oldest House

 
 
The Oldest House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2010
1. The Oldest House Marker
Inscription.  
The oldest house still standing in Richmond.
Probably built 1737 by Joseph Ege.
A gift in 1912 from Mr. and Mrs. Granville C. Valentine to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
Restored by Mr. and Mrs. Archer G. Jones.
In 1924 placed in custody of the Edgar Allan Poe Shrine (now the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation, Inc.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1737.
 
Location. 37° 31.925′ N, 77° 25.565′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in Shockoe Bottom. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North 20th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1914 East Main Street, 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. Edgar Allan Poe Pedestal (a few steps from this marker); Early Quakers in Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); I Can/t Breathe (about 300
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate General Hospital No. 12 (about 400 feet away); Francis Asbury (about 400 feet away); Franklin Street Burying Grounds (about 500 feet away); Libby Prison (about 500 feet away); Libby Prison CSA (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Poe Museum. (Submitted on June 26, 2010.)
 
The Old Stone House (Poe Museum) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2010
2. The Old Stone House (Poe Museum)
The Old Stone House "Washington's Headquarters" image. Click for full size.
April 1865
3. The Old Stone House "Washington's Headquarters"
Library of Congress [LC-B811- 3290]
Old Stone House, Washington's Headquarters, Richmond, Va image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tuck & Sons'
4. Old Stone House, Washington's Headquarters, Richmond, Va
The house which Washington occupied as his headquarters during the Revolution, stands on Main Street, and is the oldest building in the city, having been erected in 1737, the year Richmond was founded. It is a plain, well-preserved, Colonial structure, 1 1/2 stories high, and visited by thousands of tourists annually. VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 6,732 times since then and 557 times this year. Last updated on September 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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