James Semple House

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James Semple House
Semple House, Francis Street (Williamsburg, Virginia).jpg
James Semple House
James Semple House is located in Virginia
James Semple House
James Semple House is located in USA
James Semple House
Location S side of Frances St. between Blair and Walker Sts., Williamsburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°16′12″N 76°41′36″W / 37.27000°N 76.69333°W / 37.27000; -76.69333Coordinates: 37°16′12″N 76°41′36″W / 37.27000°N 76.69333°W / 37.27000; -76.69333
Built 1770
Architect Thomas Jefferson
NRHP Reference # 70000864
VLR # 37-0033
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 15, 1970[2]
Designated NHL April 15, 1970[3]
Designated VLR September 18, 1973[1]

The James Semple House is a historic home within what is now known as Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. Its design is attributed to Thomas Jefferson and it was built in 1770.[4]

Future U.S. president John Tyler, a relative of the Semples, resided here while attending school.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b "James Semple House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  4. ^ a b James Dillon (October 16, 1964). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: James Semple House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1969 PDF (32 KB)

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