Boush-Tazewell House

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Boush-Tazewell House
Boush-Tazewell House is located in Virginia
Boush-Tazewell House
Boush-Tazewell House is located in the US
Boush-Tazewell House
Location 6225 Powhatan Ave., Norfolk, Virginia
Coordinates 36°54′01″N 76°18′49″W / 36.90028°N 76.31361°W / 36.90028; -76.31361Coordinates: 36°54′01″N 76°18′49″W / 36.90028°N 76.31361°W / 36.90028; -76.31361
Area Less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1783 (1783)-1784
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP reference # 74002238[1]
VLR # 122-0002
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 18, 1974
Designated VLR February 19, 1974[2]

Boush-Tazewell House is a historic home located at Norfolk, Virginia. It was built about 1783-1784, and is a two-story, Georgian frame house, five bays wide and two bays deep, with a slate covered deck-on-hip roof. It features a two-level, tetrastyle pedimented portico supported by slender Tuscan order columns on both levels. It originally stood in downtown Norfolk and was completely dismantled and re-erected in its present location around 1902. The house was purchased in 1810, by Congressman, Senator, and Governor Littleton Waller Tazewell (1775-1860). His family continued to occupy house until 1894.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (January 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Boush-Tazewell House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo