Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee at Violet Bank
This is the second house located on this site. Thomas Shore constructed the first house here in 1778; it burned in 1810. The present house, which Shore’s widow completed in 1815, resembled Richmond houses designed or influenced by noted architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, as well as
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Location. 37° 14.502′ N, 77° 24.312′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Arlington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Virginia Avenue, Colonial Heights VA 23834, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Magnolia Acuminata (a few steps from this marker); Violet Bank (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette At Petersburg (about 400 feet away); Colonial Heights War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Pocahontas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pocahontas Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle at the Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Heights.
More about this marker.
On the upper right is a sketch of “Lee at Violet Bank”, London Illustrated News
On the lower right is an illustration of “Violet Bank, early-20th-century postcard” Courtesy Chris Calkins, Petersburg National Battlefield
Also see . . .
1. City of Colonial Heights. The history of Violet Bank. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks. Violet Bank Museum. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Civil War Traveler. Colonial Heights. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.