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Wickham-Valentine House

Richmond (Independent City), Virginia
County of Richmond (City).
1005 E. Clay Street
National Register Number: 69000329
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
One of Richmond's finest Federal residences, notable for its free-standing spiral staircase in the hall, this structure was built in 1812 for noted constitutional lawyer John Wickham (1763-1839), who served as defense counsel in Aaron Burr's celebrated trial for treason (1807). In the early 20th century it was used by sculptor Edward Virginius Valentine (1838-1930), who executed the figure of Robert E. Lee for the latter's mausoleum at Washington and Lee University.


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