Elmira Shelton House
Year Built: 1844
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
District: St. John’s Church
This was the home of Elmira Shelton, Edgar Allan Poe’s childhood sweetheart. They became engaged here just two weeks before Poe’s death in Baltimore. Historic Richmond gave funds to the purchase and restoration of this house in 1957-1958, and it served as the headquarters of Historic Richmond from 1959 to 1994.