Kent-Valentine House

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Kent-Valentine House
Kent-Valentine House Richmond VA.jpg
Kent-Valentine House is located in Virginia
Kent-Valentine House
Kent-Valentine House is located in the US
Kent-Valentine House
Location 12 E. Franklin St., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°32′38″N 77°26′34″W / 37.54389°N 77.44278°W / 37.54389; -77.44278Coordinates: 37°32′38″N 77°26′34″W / 37.54389°N 77.44278°W / 37.54389; -77.44278
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1845, 1904
Architect Rogers, Isaiah
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 70000882[1]
VLR # 127-0112
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 18, 1970
Designated VLR October 6, 1970[2]

Kent-Valentine House is a historic home in Richmond, Virginia. It was built in 1845 from plans by Isaiah Rogers of Boston. It is a three-story, five bay, stuccoed brick mansion with a two-story wing at the rear of the west side. It features a two-story, three-bay portico with Roman Ionic columns and balustrade. In 1904, the house was enlarged to its present five bay width and the interior redesigned in the Colonial Revival style.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

The house is the headquarters of the Historic Garden Week project of the Garden Club of Virginia, which is the nation's only statewide house and garden tour that runs for a week each April across the state of Virginia. In its 84th year, the tour is of Virginia's most historic houses, as well as a sampling of other notable private residences. It is run from offices at the Kent-Valentine House on Franklin Street in downtown Richmond, Virginia.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "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 (August 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Kent-Valentine House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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