Wickham-Valentine House

Wickham-Valentine House (HM14BD)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.49', W 77° 25.838'

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Attorney John Wickham (1763-1839) lived at this location beginning in 1790. A prominent lawyer, he helped defend Aaron Burr against treason charges in 1807. Alexander Parris designed this neoclassical house built here for Wickham in 1812. Wickham's family, including second wife Elizabeth and nineteen children, lived here until 1853. More than fifteen enslaved African Americans worked in the house. Entrepreneur Mann S. Valentine II (1824-1892) purchased the property in 1882 and displayed his archaeological and ethnographic collections here. In 1898, the house was opened as the Valentine Museum.
HM NumberHM14BD
Marker NumberSA 100
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285258 N 4157721
Decimal Degrees37.54150000, -77.43063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.49', W 77° 25.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 29.40" N, 77° 25' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1011-1099 E Clay St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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