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

The Oldest House

 
 
The Oldest House Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)

 
Location. 37° 31.925′ N, 77° 25.565′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Quakers in Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate General Hospital No. 12 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); a different marker also named Libby Prison (about 600 feet away); Origins of Richmond (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
The Old Stone House (Poe Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 26, 2010
2. The Old Stone House (Poe Museum)

1. Poe Museum. (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Poe Museum/Old Stone House (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Old Stone House. National Park Service (Submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,170 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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