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Wickham-Valentine House

 
 
Wickham-Valentine House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 10, 2012
1. Wickham-Valentine House Marker
Inscription. Attorney John Wickham (1763-1839) lived at this location beginning in 1790. A prominent lawyer, he helped defend Aaron Burr against treason charges in 1807. Alexander Parris designed this neoclassical house built here for Wickham in 1812. Wickhamís family, including second wife Elizabeth and nineteen children, lived here until 1853. More than fifteen enslaved African Americans worked in the house. Entrepreneur Mann S. Valentine II (1824-1892) purchased the property in 1882 and displayed his archaeological and ethnographic collections here. In 1898, the house was opened as the Valentine Museum.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 100.)
 
Location. 37° 32.49′ N, 77° 25.838′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Clay Street and North 11th Street, on the left when traveling west on East Clay Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1015 E Clay St, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maupin - Maury House (a few steps from this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (a few steps from this marker); Grant House / Sheltering Arms Hospital
E Clay St & N 11th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 10, 2012
2. E Clay St & N 11th St
(within shouting distance of this marker); Valentine Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander H. Stephens House Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); White House of the Confederacy (about 300 feet away); Presidentís Mansion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  The Wickham House (1812). Valentine Richmond History Center (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Wickham-Valentine House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 10, 2012
3. Wickham-Valentine House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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