Buildings we love: Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House

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Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House, 2 N. 5th Street.

Built in 1808, this Federal style house is an adaptation of a B. Henry Latrobe design and is the last remaining building of its kind. The unique demi-octagonal bays, arcade gallery and detailed interior make this a sophisticated example of early 19th-century residential architecture in Richmond. Owned by the American Red Cross from c. 1960 to c. 1970, the building now houses attorneys’ offices.

Photo by Jeff Satterthwaite


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