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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

148-5018 Williams House

Williams House
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VLR Listing Date 09/16/1982

NRHP Listing Date 07/07/1983

NPS property number 83003319

The Williams house of 1890 was one of the first buildings constructed in the town of Richlands and originally served as the main office of the investment group that planned and founded the community. With high hopes of developing Richlands into the Pittsburgh of the South, the company made its headquarters a conspicuous example of the popular Colonial Revival style as a demonstration that it intended to bring prosperity and sophistication to the area. The building was later purchased by Dr. W. R. Williams and used as Richlands’ first hospital as well as the Williams family residence. In 1994 the Williams family donated the house to the town whereupon it was restored to house the local public library


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

Updated April 4, 2018