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Results for subject term "Private Home": 26

Historical Significance Jazz great John Kirby (1908-1952) was raised in this house by the Reverend Washington Johnson. Johnson's daughter, Mary, taught Kirby to play the piano, and Powell W. Gibson, principal of Douglas School, taught him to play…

Historical Significance Built circa 1820 in the Federal style, the Jarratt house is named for the family who owned the property for over a century. The earliest Jarratt to settle in Pocahontas was John Jarratt, a free black waterman and a founder of…

Historical Significance This exuberant Queen Anne/Georgian Revival style house was built circa 1900 for James Wilkerson, a prominent black businessman. His funeral home business, begun in 1874, continues successfully today. Physical Description No…

Historical Significance Located in Cappahosic on the York River, Holly Knoll was the retirement home of Dr. Robert Russa Moton. Moton was born in 1867 and graduated from the Hampton Institute in 1890. In 1935, after serving for twenty years as…

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Historical Significance Ethel Bailey Furman, born in 1893, is identified by the Library of Virginia as the first female African-American architect in Virginia and is one of Richmond's lesser known but highly influential architects. Furman's father,…

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