Must See RVA! (58)


Wickham House
1015 East Clay Street.  1812.
National Register of Historic Places, VDHR No. 127-0020


Built the year Napoleon invaded Russia. Architect unknown, but long thought to be designed by Robert Mills, architect of Monumental Church [HOR].

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This is one of my favorite houses in Richmond, and it blows most other local examples of Federal architecture out of the water. I’d buy it and live in it myself of course, if it weren’t part of the Valentine Richmond History Center. If you haven’t toured it, you’re living a lie and need to rectify that immediately.