Grant House / Sheltering Arms Hospital

Grant House / Sheltering Arms Hospital (HMAJM)

Location: Richmond, VA 23298
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N 37° 32.505', W 77° 25.847'

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William H. Grant, a prominent Richmond tobacconist, built this mansion by 1856 on property acquired from John Wickham's estate. The house, an early example in Richmond of the Italianate style, reflected the wealth and sophistication of late antebellum society. In 1892, after years of mixed use, it was acquired by Sheltering Arms Hospital, founded in 1889 as a "haven of mercy" for impoverished Virginians. The building underwent alterations, including the construction of a connecting wing westward to the Leigh House, before the hospital moved to new quarters in 1965. The Grant House is currently owned by Virginia Commonwealth University.
Marker NumberSA 40
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285245 N 4157750
Decimal Degrees37.54175000, -77.43078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.505', W 77° 25.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 30.30" N, 77° 25' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1016 E Clay St, Richmond VA 23298, US
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