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
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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