Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House
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Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House
Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House
Hancock-Wirt-Caskie HABS.jpg
Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House, HABS photo, 1936
Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House is located in Virginia
Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House
Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House is located in the US
Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House
Location 2 N. 5th St., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°32?25?N 77°26?25?W / 37.54028°N 77.44028°W / 37.54028; -77.44028Coordinates: 37°32?25?N 77°26?25?W / 37.54028°N 77.44028°W / 37.54028; -77.44028
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1808 (1808)-1809
Built by Hancock, Michael; Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 70000881[1]
VLR # 127-0042
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 17, 1970
Designated VLR December 2, 1969[2]

Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House, also known as The William Wirt House, is a historic home located in Richmond, Virginia. It was built in 1808-09, and is a two-story, seven-bay Federal-era brick dwelling with a hipped roof. The three bays on either side of the entrance are formed into octagonal-ended or three-sectioned bow front projections with a wooden, two-level porch arcade screening the central space. It has a central hall plan with an octagonal room on the south and a rectangular room behind and a larger single room across the hall. In 1816, William Wirt (1772-1834) purchased the house and lived there until 1818, when he moved to Washington as Attorney General of the United States under James Monroe. Formerly serving as the headquarters of the Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross, the house is now a private residence. The last business to occupy this house was the law firm of Bowles and Bowles. The house bears a strong resemblance to Point of Honor in Lynchburg, Virginia.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[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 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ Bryan Clark Green and Jennifer Parker (April 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 

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