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127-5820 The Tuckahoe Apartments

The Tuckahoe Apartments
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NPS property number 01000065

The Tuckahoe Apartments were built in 1929 to provide elegant dwellings for those seeking year-round suburban life, and for owners of country estates who needed a pied-a-terre in the metropolitan area. The apartments are housed in a massive six-story, red-brick, Georgian Revival building in the Westhampton neighborhood, an early streetcar suburb. The building’s shared amenities include the original paved entry court, parlors, galleries, solaria, and roof terraces. The Tuckahoe was designed by architect W. Duncan Lee, one of a select group of architects favored by Richmond society in the first decades of the 20th century. The building handsomely exemplifies Lee’s ongoing romance with Virginia’s history as expressed in his unabashed appropriation and reinterpretation of architectural features from the Commonwealth’s venerated colonial plantations. Constructed during the architect’s prime, it is the largest building Lee is known to have designed.


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

Updated April 4, 2018