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Adams-Van Lew Residence 1930

Former owner:
Van Lew, Elizabeth L. 1818-1900
Van Lew, John
Adams, John
Physical description:
1 folder+ 5 35 mm. slides and 1 lantern slide
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Richmond County, Richmond
Virginia
Richmond
Adams-Van Lew House (Richmond, Virginia)
Date:
1930
Notes:
The Adams-Van Lew residence in Richmond's Church Hill neighborhood was built for John Adams, a Richmond physician. It was sold to John Van Lew in 1836 and was passed on to Van Lew's daughter, an outspoken abolitionist and Union spy, Elizabeth Van Lew. The residence was demolished in 1911. Van Lew altered the Federal design of the house's exterior, adding a dwarf Doric portico on the street facade and a two-story piazza on the garden facade. The garden, located at the rear of the house, had an unobstructed viewshed of the James River.
Persons associated with the property include: John Adams (former owner, 1810); John Van Lew (former owner, 1836); Elizabeth Van Lew (former owner, 1876).
35mm. slides are copies from the Valentine Museum. Source of the lantern slide is unknown.
Summary:
The folder includes a copy from the online exhibit, "Lost Virginia: Vanished Architecture of the Old Dominion."
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA293000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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