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April 8, 2011

Bowden-Armistead House, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia



The Bowden-Armistead House is a beautiful Greek Revival structure on Duke of Gloucester Street in historic Colonial Williamsburg. It is a private residence and, despite its location it was built just before the Civil War. Lemuel Bowden, the builder, was later elected to the US Senate.  Articles on the Colonial Williamsburg website indicate that when it was completed, his mother refused to live in the home with him as she was a strict secessionist and he was a Union sympathizer.  Despite not being a "colonial" structure, this property draws a great deal of attention from passing tourists.

5 comments:

Ruth B. said...

I like the first photo very much. Good shot.

Sailor said...

This is such a classy looking building.

JM said...

Great house with a beautiful entranceway!

Kevin R. said...

My wife's grandmother (Sara Armistead) lives here. I look forward to visiting every year. This is a beautiful house inside and out. I can't wait to be there for Christmas.

Winnie said...

It is a beauty. When I visit each year I make sure to walk by and enjoy it. So lovely, and the handrails are so beautiful. I see a gentleman above visits his grandma there, that is just lovely to see that families enjoy it.

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