Appendix B: Harris Chronology View more documents from Jessica Bankston
First owner of Clifton, Benjamin James Harris, has an interesting, yet spotty history. I am working to uncover as much about him as possible, in the hopes of establishing a feasible connection to the commission from Latrobe. So far my chronology is: 1808, March Harris owned a house at 11th & Main, called “Harris’s High [...]
Here I'll share Appendix A from the research paper on 811-819 South Cathedral Place, in Richmond, Virginia. It covers the 5 unit row and a history of events, residents and ownership from construction to VCU acquisition. Also included is a narrative description of each unit's architectural details.
Now that I'm completely finished with the report, I can relax a little and share the findings here on the blog. There are a lot of parts and pieces to the research, so I'll be adding them as posts over the coming weeks. I also hope to create a version of the full presentation to [...]
On Tuesday of this week, I was very fortunate to meet with Mr. Walter Harrow from the Virginia Baptist Mission Board who was so incredibly kind to give me a tour of 819 South Cathedral Place, the westernmost unit of our row. This is also the unit that appears to be the first sale and [...]
Some small developments and findings on George W. Stevens, so far first owner-occupier of one of the row houses. His obituary printed in the New York Times notes his sudden death while dictating a letter at the age of 69. He had four children, the first his only girl, Helen Stevens who married Episcopal minister [...]
According to Richmond directories in 1897, the Freemans who resided at 813 Floyd Avenue were joined by Dr. Ernest C. Levy and his wife Rachel, a couple who were probably looking for a more suburban address than their prior East Grace Street home. Dr. Levy was a City Health Officer, and was later promoted to [...]