Carter Glass House

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This skillful rendition of the Federal style was the Lynchburg home of the statesman Carter Glass from 1907 to 1923, the period in which he exerted great influence on the nation’s political and economic life. In addition to serving as Woodrow Wilson’s secretary of the treasury, Glass served as chairman of the House Committee of Banking and Currency and was for many years a U.S. senator. He is best remembered for drafting the legislation establishing the Federal Reserve System, still the guiding institution of the American banking structure. Glass’s Lynchburg home was built in 1827 for John Wills, who may have been its architect. The house survives in its original condition except for the present roof, cornice, and dormers, all added by Glass before moving to his country home Montview. The building has served as a rectory and has housed parish offices for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church next door.  The Carter Glass House contributes to the Court House Hill/Downtown Historic District.

Last Updated: December 27, 2023

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