Joseph Watts House, 701 N. 27th Street

Year Built: 1855

Architectural Style: Greek Revival

District: Church Hill North 

It is interesting that the house was built in a style usually found much earlier. It has fastidios stretcher brickwork. It was subsequently owned by William Folkes.  In January, 1983, when Historic Richmond purchased the property to ensure its preservation, the original servants’ quarters were still located at the rear of the property. Today, a modern frame addition exists on the back of the house.  The house and servants’ quarters have recently been well restored.