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127-0356 Beers House

Beers House
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VLR Listing Date 11/05/1968

NRHP Listing Date 04/16/1969

NPS property number 69000346

Sheltered by magnolia trees, this town house is the sole reminder of the former residential character of the downtown portion of Richmond’s Broad Street. It also serves as an architectural link between its two nationally significant neighbors: Monumental Church and the Egyptian Building. Dating from 1839, the house was built for William Beers, a merchant tailor. Typical of antebellum Richmond town houses, it has a side-hall plan and a small columned porch sheltering its entrance. The original gable roof was removed in 1860 and replaced with a full third story topped by an Italianate cornice. Preserved without significant alteration since that time, the house is now owned by the Medical College of Virginia Foundation.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018