• Photo by Jeff Satterthwaite


Elmira Shelton House, 2407 E. Grace Street

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.