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Picture number: 001
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Picture number: 002
Street address:
10th & Main St.; 926 Main (demolished)

Comments:
This was one of Lucille Bland's rental properties. I remember Homer Humphreys living there around 1950. Robert and Martha Gatlin lived there in the late 1970s.

I loved this house - I grew up there.
Kaye Humphreys Despain


Picture number: 003
Street address:
10th & Lee St. (demolished and replaced)

Comments:
Current name: Martha Baughan house

Martha Baughan lived in this house until she went to the Riverside Convalescent Center on Chelsea Road. She gave piano lessons to many children in the Town of West Point. This was also the home of her parents and her mother gave piano lessons to many in the town also. (now destroyed and replaced)


Picture number: 004
Street address:
926 Lee Street

Comments:
Current name: Tom Whitmore House

Susan Carr, second grade teacher for many years lived here.


Picture number: 005
Street address:
727 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Horowitz Meat Market
Current Name: Wyatt-Ogg Furniture Company
Building date: ca. 1905

In the 1940-50s, this was the Jenkin's Furniture Company. W.C. Jenkins sold the business to Wiley Ogg, Sr. and Robert Wyatt. Wyatt sold his interest to Ogg, but the name remained.


Picture number: 006
Street address:

Comments:
Historic name: Treat Building

In the 1950-60s this was a furniture store run by J. Roland Norman and Temple Wyatt.


Picture number: 008
Street address:
908 Lee Street

Comments:
Historic name: Hudson House
Common name: Salais residence

Built 1905...by a Dr. Hudson for his parents. For many years the Pillsbury residence.

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I know that my grandmother's mom's side were Pilsburys, her father's side were Wyatts. My grandmother was Mary Elouis Wyatt, and was class of 1948 at West Point High. I lived with her in a house right on the corner of 8th & Lee St. Does anyone have more information on this family line? (kimmarie0618@gmail.com)


Picture number: 009
Street address:

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Historic name: The Value Shop

Mr. Vernon Yow ran a clothing store here for many years.


Picture number: 010
Street address:

Comments:
The store on the left was the Nook Restaurant run by Ximena O'Connor and later was the site of the Tidewater Insurors run by Tyler Bland Sr.,Tyler Bland Jr., and Tyler Bland III.

The store on the right was Peter Frost's Clothing.


Picture number: 011
Street address:

Comments:
Current name: West Point Antiques

Prior to 1964, the area of this building next to the barbershop which is at the left, was a doctor's office, William H. Cox, M.D., prior to 1946, then from 1946-1964 it was run by William H. Hosfield, M.D.


Picture number: 012
Street address:

Comments:
Building on right at one time was West Point Pharmacy


Picture number: 013
Street address:
909 Main Street

Comments:
Current name: Mitchell Law Office


Picture number: 014
Street address:
9th & Main St.

Comments:
In the 1960s, the lower portion under the second floor was Andy Fudala's TV and radio repair shop. There was a counter to the left when you came into the shop, and items for sale were displayed on the right. The repair room was behind the display/counter area and was an absolute maze of old TVs, vacuum tubes, wiring, soldering, and piles of component parts. As a teenager, I helped out in the shop, and also helped Bill McCloud, a gifted carpenter, renovate the upstairs for an apartment rental. Bill Wills had his insurance business just in the single level to the right. Bill was one of Troop 240's dedicated and distinguished Scout Masters.


Picture number: 015
Street address:
900 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Royal Hotel, Treadway Rooming House
Current name: Medical Building

This building had apartments upstairs and a community center on the ground floor until it was converted to a medical office building in 1984.

Originally the Ridgeway House, then the Royal Hotel.

An addition was made to this building around 1960. A large ballroom was in the rear of the building and "Teen Club" dances were held here within the memories of many alive today.

Building has been demolished.


Picture number: 016
Street address:
827 Main Street

Comments:
The building is attached to former Chandler-Nance grocery store. Later it became the Miller Grocer store. Dental office of Dr. Otis Allen Bristow Jr. from the 1980's through 2005.


Picture number: 017
Street address:
621 Main Street

Comments:
Current name: West Point Downtown Business Center

Former Leggett's Dept. Store and prior to that Browning Chevrolet.

This has been Browning Chevrolet, the Leggett Store, and the C&F Operations center. It is now West Point's Downtown Business Center

I always heard people talking about Charlies' Barbershop being upstairs at one time


Picture number: 018
Street address:
829 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Chandler-Nance Store
Building Date(s): 1905

Miller Grocery operated here for a number of years. Owned by Dr. & Mrs. Otis Allen Bristow, Sr., a West Point dentist, since the late 1940's and then his son, Dr. Otis Allen Bristow, Jr. also a West Point dentist and local historian.


Picture number: 019
Street address:
826 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Trible's Law Office
Building date: 1974

Before this law office was built, this site was the location of a Gulf service station. At one time the proprietor was Eugene Jackowski.


Picture number: 020
Street address:
818 Main Street

Comments:
Sutton and Causey Law Office


Picture number: 021
Street address:
618-622

Comments:
Historic name: Anderson Buildings
Current name: York Theatre

620 Main Street - York Theatre was originally run by my grandfather Thomas Jefferson Gaddy back in the early 1900's. My grandmother Emma Gaddy ran it for awhile after Tom died. My mother and aunt (Charlotte and Mary Lee Gaddy) grew up in West Point and graduated at the West Point High School. We believe that my grandmother sold it after awhile and then moved back to Richmond VA with her daughter Charlotte. My sisters and I are still trying to find out any further information on the Gaddy family when they lived in West Point. If anyone has any information at all, please contact me.

Robin Shepherd
2006 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191
h) 703-476-8835
c) 703-915-6376
robinbshepherd@aol.com
robin.shepherd@ngc.com
w) 703-345-7846.


Picture number: 022
Street address:
813 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Whaley's Jewelry
Building date: 1905

Whaley's Jewelry then Heath Jewelers, later an occulist shop, Stephen Palmer's law office.


Picture number: 023
Street address:

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Picture number: 024
Street address:
807 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Pumphrey Cleaners

This was Joe Pumphrey's Cleaners, then later Jordan's Cleaners.

Building has been demolished


Picture number: 025
Street address:

Comments:
This is over by the Knights of Columbus Bingo hall. The doors and windows have all been boarded up. I don't think it is being occupied anymore.


Picture number: 026
Street address:
802 Main Street

Comments:
Building date: 1923

Family legend has it that this was one of the few banks that did not fail during the depression. The bank directors arranged for additional cash to be on hand, backing with their personal funds. After a few days, when people realized their withdrawals would be honored, there was no more run on the bank. M. P. Chandler was one of the directors at that time.


Picture number: 027
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Picture number: 028
Street address:

Comments:
7th street(?) towards Mattaponi river, was torn down after Hurricane Isabel, I think. Marsha & Snappy McGinley lived in the house next door that was also torn down. There is still one of these 3 small homes standing.


Picture number: 029
Street address:
5th off of Lee Street

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Picture number: 030
Street address:

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Picture number: 031
Street address:
605 Main Street

Comments:
Building date: 1895


Picture number: 032
Street address:

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Building date: 1964

This was built in 1964 as the Harris and Hosfield doctors' office. In 1984 it became the office of Prince and Griffin Optometrists.


Picture number: 033
Street address:

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Picture number: 034
Street address:
611 Main Street

Comments:
Cole House
Building date: 1905

This was my grandparents' house, O.L. and Eva Anderson Cole and my father's - Carter Anderson Cole - childhood home. My brothers and I had some great times there in the 60's with our grandparents. Can remember the walks down Main Street with my grandparents and sitting on the porch in the evenings and playing in the side yard next to Leggett's Department Store. It was next to picture #17, the Old Leggett's Department Store. The house was sold in 1983 after my grandmother's death. Our great-grandfather was Hansford Anderson (Eva Anderson Cole's father), Town Mayor in 1913 and our grandfather O.L. Cole had a law practice starting in 1913 and was Town Attorney for five years. Submitted by William S. Cole, grandson


Picture number: 035
Street address:
422 Eighth Street

Comments:
Historic name: The Piltcher Boarding House (1944-1955?)
Current name: John Payne House (1959-present)
Building date: 1901

The Schillings who owned the Dime Store (which is what it used to be called) lived here when they owned that business. Also years before, "Corky" Denmeade and his wife lived here when he ran the theater.


Picture number: 036
Street address:
525 Main Street

Comments:
James O'Connor House
Building date:1895


Picture number: 037
Street address:
527 5th & Lee Street (demolished)

Comments:
This was the home of Franklin & Amelia Wyatt. It sat in the middle lot on 5th Street by the river landing. It was later destroyed in Hurricane Isabel.

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Thus was my mother's Uncle Franklins house. He was the brother of Mary Elouis Wyatt (Sledge).


Picture number: 038
Street address:

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Picture number: 039
Street address:
525 Main Street

Comments:
Pumphrey House
Building date: 1890


Picture number: 040
Street address:
501 Lee Street

Comments:
Dr. Bray's House
Building date: 1920s


Picture number: 041
Street address:

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Picture number: 042
Street address:
501 Lee Street

Comments:
Historic name: Bray House
Current name: Tad Darden's House


Picture number: 043
Street address:
421 Eighth Street

Comments:
Kelly House
Building date: 1960


Picture number: 044
Street address:

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Picture number: 045
Street address:
513 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Bristow House
Building date: 1940s (?) 1930s"


Picture number: 046
Street address:
434 Fifth Street

Comments:
Common Name: Sue Martin House
Building date: 1895


Picture number: 047
Street address:
8th & Lee Sts.

Comments:
Brake Home


Picture number: 048
Street address:
516 Main Street

Comments:
Clopton House
Building date: 1907


Picture number: 049
Street address:
424 Seventh Street

Comments:
Current name: Hodges House
Building date: 1915


Picture number: 050
Street address:
430 Fifth Street

Comments:
Bell House
Building date: 1910


Picture number: 051
Street address:
508 Main Street

Comments:
Cook House


Picture number: 052
Street address:
421 Seventh Street

Comments:
Fire Bell


Picture number: 053
Street address:

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Picture number: 054
Street address:
720 Lee Street

Comments:
Current name: The Hood House
Building date: 1940


Picture number: 055
Street address:
Lee Street between 7th & 8th

Comments:
This home and the one next door was owned by Dr. O.A. Bristow and rented out for many years.

My grandmother, Luella Freeman, lived in this house in the 1980's.

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This house as well as the one on the right were just alike. It is located next to the Hood house. I lived there from 1947 to 1955 with my father (Tom Soles Sr.), mother and brother. Before I graduated from West Point High we moved to a new house, across the river, which my father built on Brookshire Land in King and Queen County. I remember the house on Lee St. as a very small two bedroom, living room, dining room, single bath, and kitchen. Bill Robertson, president of the bank, lived a short time next door. The man (forgot this name) that ran Leggett's Dept. Store moved in after Robertson built a house on 1st street. I remember the house as "hotter than the hinges of Hell" in the summer and cold as a "deep freeze" in winter. It was heated by a coal stove in the small basement with a metal grill in the floor in front of the bathroom. I understand there had been a man by the last name of Pulley or Puller that lived there before we moved in, who had committed suicide - must have been from the heat? I have not been back to West Point since I went away to college, with the exception of one time for the 50th high school class reunion.

Tom Soles, Jr.


Picture number: 056
Street address:
416 Sixth Street

Comments:
Hudson House
Building date: 1950

My father owned the lot next to Beach Park but had so much trouble with the sea wall washing away that he decided not to build there. Instead, he purchased this lot and 1/2 from Dr. Cox or the Bray family. The waterfront lot may have been the Cox lot and the Sixth St. lot, the one owned by the Bray family--I'm not sure. MMSikes


Picture number: 057
Street address:
422 Seventh Street

Comments:
Historic name: Roberts house
Common name: Wayne & Marsha Healy

Built around 1905


Picture number: 058
Street address:

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Picture number: 059
Street address:
824 Fifth Street

Comments:
Building date: 1895


Picture number: 060
Street address:
421 Seventh Street

Comments:
Prior to the building of the Fire Department on this site, it was the location of the Bristow Brothers Bus Company.


Picture number: 061
Street address:
711 (E) Lee Street Lot 4

Comments:
Historic name: John William Marshall Home
Building date: February 13, 1901

Home sites in middle of property, he purchased from his mother E.E. Marshall. On February 27, 1901 he purchased lot No 423 and in 1903 he purchased lot 425. The home was in his wife's name (Marie A. Kidd Marshall). He owned J.W. Marshall Oyster Packing Co.(the largest Oyster Packing Co. in the United States at that time. They had one son John Meacham Kidd (Jack) Marshall.

This home was owned by the town dentist and his wife for many years until she sold it around 2005. After her husband's death, his widow wanted to move to Richmond to be closer to her children.


Picture number: 062
Street address:
417 Sixth Street

Comments:
Historic name: Old library building

This was the public library for many years. Later was used by the Town of West Point as the Police Station, then as the Parks and Recreation Building.


Picture number: 063
Street address:

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Historic name: Bristow House

This is one of the two houses side by side on 7th and Lee St. owned by Dr. O.A. Bristow dentist.


Picture number: 064
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Picture number: 065
Street address:
424 Sixth Street

Comments:
Current name: Topping House
Building date: 1930


Picture number: 066
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Picture number: 067
Street address:
801 Lee Street

Comments:
Building date: 1920s


Picture number: 068
Street address:
428 Sixth Street

Comments:
Courtney House
Building date: 1930


Picture number: 069
Street address:

Comments:
Street address: 7th

Historic name:

The 3 houses visible are located on 7th street just behind the water tower. The house to the right of the small structure was lived in by Margaret Lacy and the one to the right of that was owned by Jim and Stella Berry. I grew up in this house from 1960 to about 1970. I believe it was torn down in the 80's.


Picture number: 070
Street address:
429 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Stark house
Current name: Parsonage for First Baptist Church

Former site of Stark house, used as a hospital during Civil War.
Now the parsonage for the Baptist Church


Picture number: 071
Street address:

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Picture number: 072
Street address:
429 Sixth Street

Comments:
McGeever House
Building date: 1930


Picture number: 073
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Picture number: 074
Street address:
517 8th Street

Comments:
This looks like 517 8th Street. The Reese family currently owns the house. The family has stated that the house once belonged to the town doctor.


Picture number: 075
Street address:

Comments:
Street address: 7th

Historic name: Berry residence

Common name: torn down

The home on the right was owned by Jim and Stella Berry. The smaller house on the right was lived in by James Whitehead who steamed and sold crabs. I can still remember the wonderful smell! This house was just behind the water tower.


Picture number: 076
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Picture number: 077
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Picture number: 078
Street address:
(demolished)

Comments:
This was a store on 7th street owned by a black lady. I used to buy "brownie" drinks there when I was a kid.


Picture number: 079
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Picture number: 080
Street address:
511 Lee Street

Comments:
Building date: 1920s

Common name: Sears Crescent

Comment: This is the Sears Crescent, and you have several other kit homes in West Point. Please contact me, as you also have the Sears Ivanhoe, one of the biggest and best Sears Homes ever offered. http://www.searshomes.org/index.php/2011/02/11/west-point-virginia-sears-homes-yes-military-academy-no-2/


Picture number: 081
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Picture number: 082
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Picture number: 083
Street address:
317 5th Street

Comments:
Building date: Early 1940s


Picture number: 084
Street address:
315-318 Fifth Street

Comments:
Historic name: O'Connor Hotel
Common name: Britton House
Building date:1895

Elizabeth Gray, Executive Secretary of Chesapeake Corp., lived here for many years.

Since Elizebeth Gray lived here, it was a bed and breakfast for a few years. Victor and Scott Britton bought the home in 1997 and converted it back into a duplex rental property.

The home has undergone a nearly complete renovation into a single family home for Scott and Rexella Britton and their two girls, Ashley and Savannah.

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During the years that this was the O'Connor Hotel, "O'CONNOR" was written in big letters on the roof, so that ship captains could easily locate a place to stay from the river. There is a picture of the town circa 1900 in Lon Dill's book York River Yesteryears where you can see the name on the roof.


Picture number: 085
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Picture number: 086
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Picture number: 087
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The building right next to the house got torn down.


Picture number: 088
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Picture number: 089
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Picture number: 091
Street address:
630 E. Lee St.

Comments:
Historic Name: J. Frank & Hunter Marshall Smith Home
Current name: Lawrence Wood home

Building date: The deed I have states thst my grandfather purchased the property on June 6, 1906 from Maria H. Morton.There is a long story that goes with this property. It includes the Herndons' graves, fire of 1903 and how the Smith's took almost a year to rebuild on this property. Home started on July 1, 1906 and moved in on May 1, 1907.

Home was sold to Jimmy & Sally Mayo on March 28, 1929. My Grandparents had bottling company in carriage house in back (West Bottling Works - Pepsi-Cola, built 1908). My father, Joseph F. Smith planted pecan tree in back yard. My grandfather owned Planters Warehouse in Richmond, Va. Grandmother ran business in carriage house. Grandfather died here on Sept 10, 1914.


Picture number: 092
Street address:
? (E) Lee Street

Comments:
Historic name: Hunter V. (Marshall) Smith home
Building date: May 21, 1931

(Built by D.L. Gregg) My grandmother owned this lot since 1906 when she purchased Lots No 364 and 365 at the same time. She lived in this house until she died on January 4, 1943. My father (Joe Smith) sold it that year.


Picture number: 094
Street address:

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Picture number: 095
Street address:
621 Lee St

Comments:
Historic name: John & Vera M. Asher Home

First comment:
Lot was purchased from the estate of E. E. Marshall (Vera's) Mother on May 8, 1920 and home was built that year. Lot 366 was purchased on January 7, 1921.

John and Vera raised 6 children here and lost a son Samuel Duncan, age 15, when he fell off an ice truck. The little room on left was built for Vera as her room away from her children. She attended school in England and taught school. There were yellow roses growing on left front porch her favorite planted by her husband. After children left home, right side of home was made into apartment. John died April 11, 1945 and Vera died in little room on left April 21, 1964.

Second comment:
My wife and I just moved into the old John and Vera Asher house a couple weeks ago. The house is currently a rental property of John Butler and has been extensively renovated and converted from apartments back into the seven bedroom house that the Ashers built.

I was interested to see that the construction date on the house was constructed in 1921. Prior to us moving in, Mr. Butler removed all of the first level flooring and found evidence to lead us to believe that the house was constructed much earlier, between 1880 and 1890. Various construction techniques that were used then and were obsolete by 1921. I'm not trying to discredit the previous post but I was wondering if the historical society knew of any other structures present on lot 366? Perhaps Mr. and Mrs. Asher used an existing structure as the framework for their house.

Any info on our home or the Ashers please email me here.

Third comment:
I will be glad to discuss this property with current owner. I have the deeds to this property. Vera's parents had a home on the property until the fire of 1903. The properties on the block from 6th to 7th Streets have a lot of history. You can contact me here.

Fourth comment:
This house was also owned by Charlie and Ann Carlton. Charlie was the town firechief.

My grandmother, Luella Freeman lived in the downstairs apartment that included the small room in the 70's. The small room was her bedroom. Mrs. Green lived in the upstairs apartment. She worked in the shoe department at Leggett's.


Picture number: 096
Street address:
9th & Lee St.

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Picture number: 097
Street address:

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Picture number: 098
Street address:

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Current name: The Mayo Home

The two Mayo sisters lived here with their parents and continued to live here until they were elderly.

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The Mayo sisters were my cousins. I liked nothing better than to visit them on a Sunday afternoon and listen to their anecdotes of life in West Point. Dorothy worked for Citizens and Farmers Bank and Margaret worked for the hardware store up by the bridge (can't remember its name). Neither one drove; neither married. The water tower was in the back yard (visible in the photo) and the police station was next door. The ceilings were very low and I remember my father having to duck his head when he went in the entrance.


Picture number: 099
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Picture number: 100
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Picture number: 101
Street address:
320 6th Street

Comments:
Current name: Patterson Home

Historic name: Patterson Home
Current name: William S. Gay Home


Picture number: 102
Street address:

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Picture number: 103
Street address:
Lee Street , corner 7th St.

Comments:
Historic name: J.W. Marshall home
Current name: Charles and Ann Carlton home

On December 4, 1937, a public auction was held in front of the Citizens and Farmers Bank Building, in a suit of M.L. Marshall, et al., vs. Ishmael Marshall. M.L. and Ishmael were J. Williams' grandfather's kin. Marie K. Marshall, John William's wife, wanted this property. It said in deed with cash in hand and with competitive bidding said Lot No. 366 was knocked out to Marie K. Marshall at the price of $1200.00 cash, that being the last and said highest bid. She and William lived here until she died in 1942 and he in 1948. Her will stated he could live in the home until he died and then it was to go to her oldest granddaughter Jackie.


Picture number: 104
Street address:

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Picture number: 105
Street address:
428 9th Street

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Comment: This office was built in the early 1950s by Dr. Mark M Neale, Sr., where he practiced until his retirement in 1985. Dr. Mark M Neale, Jr. added on to the building in 1977 and continues to deliver dental care to the community.


Picture number: 106
Street address:

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Picture number: 107
Street address:
7th and Lee Street

Comments:
Historic name: Browning Home

This home was built by L.M. Browning who owned the Chevrolet business. He rented out the upstairs apartment.


Picture number: 108
Street address:

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Picture number: 109
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Picture number: 110
Street address:
7th and Lee Street

Comments:
Current name: The Wyatt House
Building date: 1938

My family moved into this house in 1938. Many additions and improvements were made by my parents through the years. It was occupied by my family until my mother, Hazel Wyatt moved to the Gloucester House in 1990. They purchased the home from W.C. Davis who owned the hardware store on Main St. where my father worked. The store was located next door to where Thrift Realty is now located.


Picture number: 111
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Picture number: 114
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Picture number: 115
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Picture number: 116
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Picture number: 117
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Picture number: 118
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Picture number: 119
Street address:

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Historic name: Wyatt House

This was the home of Mary Wyatt for many years. Located on 9th street behind the Hudson and Bondurant Law Office. The house was extensively remodeled in 2005 to a more modern structure.


Picture number: 120
Street address:
Kirby St.

Comments:
Historic name: Massey Ice Plant

Now destroyed


Picture number: 121
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Picture number: 124
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Picture number: 125
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Picture number: 126
Street address:
10th & Kirby Street

Comments:
Common name: Mrs.Irene Smith

Comment:
Irene lived there until her death.


Picture number: 127
Street address:
10th & Kirby Street

Comments:
Common name: Tyson Smith

Comment:
Tyson Smith lived there for years.


Picture number: 128
Street address:
10th & Kirby Street

Comments:
Historic name: Minnie Walton

Common name:
Willard & Laura Mae Walton

Comment:
Minnie Walton lived there for years. Willard & Laura Mae Bought it and lived there until their death. Willard passed on 11-2010 and it was willed to their daughter Mildred Lewis.


Picture number: 129
Street address:
10th & Kirby

Comments:
Common name:
Ricky & Elsie Fritter

Comment:
Ricky & Elsie Fritter lived here until 2008 and sold it to their nephew John Lewis Jr., who now rents the property out.


Picture number: 130
Street address:

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Picture number: 131
Street address:
304 10th Street

Comments:
Comment: Currently a rental belonging to Charles Carlton


Picture number: 132
Street address:
11th and Kirby

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Picture number: 133
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Picture number: 134
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Picture number: 135
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Picture number: 136
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Picture number: 137
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Picture number: 138
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Picture number: 140
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Picture number: 141
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Picture number: 142
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Picture number: 143
Street address:
East side 5th Street between Main and Kirby

Comments:
These were the three cottages that were part of the O'Connor Hotel. They were demolished in recent years.

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This looks like the apartment house where I lived in 1977-1979. It was an old frame house with 3 separate one bedroom, one bath apartments.3 fenced front yards, one large back yard.


Picture number: 144
Street address:
303 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Home - William E. Mitchell; Store - Mitchell's Store
Current name: Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Gedro
Building date: ca. 1850

Original store on Main Street believed to be the first store in West Point. This interesting old house on Third and main near Kirby Street is a rare one in that it probably antedates the incorporation of the town. It was the residence of William Mitchell, and legal records indicate it could have been built in the 1850s when construction had begun on the Richmond & York River Railroad. It was sold recently by R. Tyler Bland III to Herman Joseph Gedro. Mr. Bland restored the house to its present condition.


Picture number: 145
Street address:
216 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Dudley-Aumack House
Current name: Mrs. Thomas Wilson
Building date: 1887-88

According to tax books of the 1880?s at King William County Courthouse, this brick house was built in 1887-1888 by Robert S. Dudley, son of Alexander Dudley of King and Queen County, president of the Richmond & York River Railroad.

The house passed through a daughter into the Aumack family, then to Dr. A. Douglas Dudley, a Norfolk dentist. It was later occupied and owned by J. Carter Fox and his father, Tarrant Fox.

--See Lon Dill, "All Around Us," Tidewater Review, Feb. 23, 1983.

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This was my great great grandfathers home. My grandfather was GUSTAVUS GARNETT DUDLEY and my mother was Countess Thorton Dudley. My great grandfather was Alexander Dudley.
Bobbie Mullins Ferrante.


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Picture number: 147
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Houses #416 & #426 2nd St. between Lee &Main

Comments:
Common name: Brinkley & Betty Estis

Comment:

House #416 (Grey House) was the home of Garland Brooks.

House #426 was built by Mr. & Mrs. Riecke in the 1930's. He came here to work at the papermill. He & his wife, Freida & children, stayed at the West Point Hotel while their house was being built. Both homes are owned by Brinkley & Bett Estis.


Picture number: 148
Street address:
335 1st St

Comments:
Historic name: Waring House

Common name: Ronald and Vicki Dean @ 2010

Comment: at corner of Main, across from where Beach hotel pool was located. House built in 1931.

The Warings lived in this house in the 40's- 60's or longer.


Picture number: 149
Street address:
115 Main Street

Comments:
Common Name: Victorian Pointe

Built in 1903 and owned by Charles Denmead and his family for about 40 years. House owners were then Sheppard, Moore, the Poroporone Baptist Church, Waring, Simms and Hodges before the Hydes bought it in 1969 and renovated it. Mac and Bebe Pillsbury bought the house in 1975 and raised their family in it. Bebe ran a bed-and-breakfast and called the house Victorian Pointe. The Brockwells bought it in 2010 after Mac and Bebe's passing and is currently renovating the house to historic standards.


Picture number: 150
Street address:
128 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Woodward House

Common name:

Comment: Built in 1902 by Captain Lewis Mumford. Currently owned by the Ragsdale family.

This home at the corner of Main and 2nd Street was owned and occupied by Cecil Lee Woodward and Marguerite Brookes Woodward for at least 40+ years. My mother, Margaret Brookes Woodward, my sister, Brenda Saunders Moore and I, Rhetta Lee Moore, all grew up with this home as the center of our life.

For a period of time, my parents, Margaret and Vaughan Moore, also lived with my grandparents and my sister and me in this home. I have wonderful memories of its three floors and the basement with the great pecan tree and yard outside.

Later my parents built the home at 1st and Lee Streets now known as the Diggs house.

Directly across Main Street from my grandparent's house is the Charles Denmeade house, later known as the Crute house, where W. Mettauer Crute, Ame DeFarges Crute, Nancy Sutherland Crute and David Crute lived. The Denmeade/Crute house is located next to the Pillsbury house Main Street.

Directly across 2nd Street from my grandparent's house was another very large house, the Bagby house, (destroyed) which was formerly located on the corner lot of Main Street between 2nd Street and the Aumack house.

The Buck house was later built in the back yard of the Bagby house by one of the Bagby daughters, Mae, and her husband, Stuart Buck. The Buck house is located facing Second Street .

The next house on Second Street across the alley from the Buck house was the DeFarge's house where Ame DeFarge Crute grew up. Ame DeFarges Crute also lived in the DeFarge house until she married W. Mettaure Crute and moved to their home on Main Street.

Behind my grandparent's house on 2nd Street was the Andrew Brookes house, owned by my grandmother\'s brother, and his wife "Lady" Brookes. Their children, Wythe, Gregory and Jessie grew up there.

Jessie Brookes married William Robinson and later lived on First Street between Main and Kirby in the Robinson house which now owned by her daughter, Cece (Cecelia) Robinson Johnson.

Gregory Brookes built a home on the Brookes' family property, Brookeshire on the York River in King and Queen County, and two of his daughters still live at Brookeshire.

Wythe Brookes moved away and lived elsewhere after WWII.


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Picture number: 152
Street address:
113 Lee Street

Comments:
Building date: 1920's (the one with the screened-in porch)

Comment:
Rental property owned by Eric Zimmerman. Rented by the Harry M. Chapman family in the early 1970's. Latter used for storage by Dr O.A. Bristow Jr., who resided in the house to the left.


Picture number: 153
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Picture number: 154
Street address:
229 Lee Street

Comments:
This photo is from c. 1988. Purchased by Andrew Edwards in 1986 and sold to the Smith family in 1992.


Picture number: 155
Street address:
315 Lee Street

Comments:
Current name: Luther Brown home (lg home with porch)


Picture number: 156
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Picture number: 157
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Current name: York Wholesale


Picture number: 158
Street address:
307 First Street

Comments:
Historic name: Dal Perry Sr. Home, "Yorkview"

Common name: Paula Pillsbury Ellis & husband Mark Ellis

Comment: corner of First & Kirby, "Yorkview" built in 1929 - across from old location of Beach hotel. We bought this house from Dal and Jackie Perry in July 2006 along with the empty lot across the street. Mark and I were married on the waterfront lot in August 2001.


Picture number: 159
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Picture number: 160
Street address:
11th St.

Comments:
Current name: Elvin & Vernelle Rilee home


Picture number: 161
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Historic name: Ashley's Store (demolished)

My grandfather, Bob Bernoskie, used to take his muskrats here when he used to trap them. Later, after he no longer trapped, he used to come here to buy muskrat carcasses for 10 cents apiece, and freeze them for later stewing. I was the only grandchild who would eat stewed muskrat with my Grandfather.

When I was about 11 or 12 years old in the late 60s I took my first rat to Mr. Ashly. He laughed and gave me a quarter (it was a barn rat I caught in the marsh). Miss seeing the old store.


Picture number: 162
Street address:
1226 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Lee-Treet House

Common name: Hodges House

Comment: Built in 1913-1914


Picture number: 163
Street address:
1216 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Gouldman House
Current name: Mrs. George M. Trible, Jr.
Building date: 1925

Mr. Gouldman was secretary and treasurer of the Chesapeake Corporation
Builder: Walcott


Picture number: 164
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This is the parsonage of the West Point United Methodist Church.


Picture number: 165
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Picture number: 166
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Picture number: 167
Street address:
1105 Kirby Street

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Current name: Mrs. Bessie Wolfe's home


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Picture number: 169
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I think this was the Southern RR yard tower across 14th street from the woodyard entrance to the mill. The Pamunkey River bridge would be to the right, and York Supply would be to the left, just across the tracks.


Picture number: 170
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Picture number: 171
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Picture number: 172
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Picture number: 173
Street address:
1026 Lee Street

Comments:
Historic name: Wood and Sears house

Common name: Peggy W. Sears


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Picture number: 176
Street address:
417 11th Street

Comments:
Historic name: Chalkley Funeral Home
Current name: Vincent Funeral Home

This was the home to my ancestors who are William T & Susan V. Chalkley, Harry L. & Alma L. Chalkley and Arthur W. & Agnes W. Chalkley. They were 3 generation funeral directors respectively. The front of the home was originally a screened-in porch. My mother, my aunt and I recently met one of the current owners and she was kind enough to show us in. We are all pleased that the home still carries on the same business. We are also very happy to see that it has been taken care of in such a beautiful and caring way.


Picture number: 177
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The welcome sign which once stood at the entrance to town coming from the Pamunkey Bridge


Picture number: 178
Street address:
Fourteenth Street

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Picture number: 179
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Picture number: 180
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Looks like Main Street,with the post office just to the left. The view is south, and Tony Tokarz's shoe sales/repair store is visible on the near right. Loved the smell of the leather and polishes in Mr. Tokarz's shoe shop.


Picture number: 181
Street address:
925 Main Street

Comments:
West Point U.S. Post Office


Picture number: 182
Street address:
925 Main Street

Comments:
U.S. Post Office
Building date: 1931


Picture number: 183
Street address:
1205 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: Sam Bland House
Building date: 1903

This house was owned by Samuel Tunstall Bland and his wife, Bessie Farinholt Bland. Bland owned a dry goods store on the corner of 8th and Main, across the street from the bank building. Also living with them in this house was Virginia Christian Farinholt, Mrs. Bland's niece. Ms. Farinholt inherited the Bland home when Mr. Bland died in the 1950s and it was purchased by members of Mr. Bland's family.


Picture number: 184
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Picture number: 185
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Picture number: 186
Street address:
1020 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: West Point Methodist Church
Current name: West Point United Methodist Church
Building date: 1889


Picture number: 187
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Picture number: 188
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West Point UMC


Picture number: 190
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Picture number: 191
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Picture number: 192
Street address:
709 and 711 Main Street

Comments:
Common name: West Point Historical Museum

Former offices of a bank on the first floor, then a florist shop called The Watering Can. Now the home of the West Point Historical Museum. The top floor is a single apartment now. Prior to the florist it was a doctor\'s office.


Picture number: 193
Street address:
720 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: State Bank Building
Common name: Thrift Insurance Corp./Thrift Realty

I think the bank/insurance business portion was on the left, and the store with the awning was the Ben Franklin Five and Dime store at one time, owned by Lou Shilling. The Shilling home was behind this location. Mr. Shilling had a pre-war Lionel train layout for his son, which he later broke apart and distributed among a few kids in town. Mr. Shilling gave me a number of cars, track, operating accessories, and painted canvas backdrops, but curiously, no locomotives. The cash register counter was just within the store to the left.


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Picture number: 195
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Picture number: 196
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Main Street sidewalk in front of Richardson's Department Store. Now the West Point Antiques.


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Picture number: 198
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Picture number: 199
Street address:
1023 Lee Street

Comments:
Historic name: Treat-Medlin House
Building date: 1860 with an 1898 Victorian addition.

One of the few Victorian Italianate-style dwellings in the district. It is a frame and weatherboard hip-roofed dwelling with bracketed eaves and gables, a front bay window, and a front porch with turned posts, a turned balustrade, and a spindle frieze. According to local tradition, the small attached office to the south was built in 1861 and was used as the West Point post office. Small attached office also served as the Confederate garrison headquarters early in the American Civil War.


Picture number: 200
Street address:
826 Lee St.

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Picture number: 201
Street address:
216 Main Street

Comments:
This is the house I grew up in on Second Street.

Mary Aumack Loving


Picture number: 202
Street address:
414 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: First Baptist Church
Current name: First Baptist Church
Building date: 1926

Major additions and alterations:
Addition with 6 bays and hipped roof added in 1957

Significance: Original church completed 1876. New church cornerstone 1926. No parts of old church exist.


Picture number: 203
Street address:
802 Main Street

Comments:
Current name: Citizens and Farmers Bank

Judging stand at the Crab Carnival


Picture number: 204
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Crab Carnival parade


Picture number: 205
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Crab Carnival parade


Picture number: 206
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Crab Carnival parade


Picture number: 207
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Crab Carnival parade


Picture number: 208
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Crab Carnival parade


Picture number: 209
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Crab Carnival parade


Picture number: 210
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I think the old West Point theater was in the right side of this structure and a soda fountain was on the left side. I remember 10 cent Saturday matinee movies, followed by a milk shake or cherry coke at the fountain next door.


Picture number: 211
Street address:
705 Main Street

Comments:
Historic names: St. Morvitz-Cabe clothing store
Safeway store
Point store
Current name: Radio Shack store
Building date: 1905

Boy Scout Troop 240 used to meet on the second floor, entering through the door on the lower right. Prior to that, the troop met on the second floor above the old Tidewater Review offices and printing shop.

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Prior to its current use, this was a Safeway store managed by Mr. "Slick" Carter. This store was replaced with a new one that was built on 14th St. approximately across from current McDonalds. This was early 60's.


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Picture number: 213
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Historic name: Dollar General
Current name: Office Building


Picture number: 214
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Current name: West Point Margeaux's Florist


Picture number: 215
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Picture number: 216
Street address:
916 Main Street

Comments:
Historic name: St. John's Episcopal Church
Current name: St. John's Episcopal Church
Building date: 1882


Picture number: 217
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Picture number: 218
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Picture number: 219
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West Point Hotel


Picture number: 220
Street address:
1002 Kirby Street

Comments:
Historic name: McAllister-Riddle House
Building date: 1912


Picture number: 221
Street address:
225 5th Street (demolished)

Comments:
Building date: ca. 1910

Originally built as a dress factory. This building represents the many factories, mostly marine industries, that once lined the railroad and shoreline of the peninsula.


Picture number: 222
Street address:
327 11th Street

Comments:
Building date: ca. 1900


Picture number: 223
Street address:
333 5th Street

Comments:
Building date: ca. 1910


Picture number: 224
Street address:
430 5th Street

Comments:
Building date: ca. 1910


Picture number: 225
Street address:
434-440 4th Street

Comments:
Building date: ca. 1895


Picture number: 226
Street address:
323 6th Street

Comments:
Anderson-Mayo House
Building date: ca. 1850


Picture number: 227
Street address:
323 6th Street

Comments:
Anderson-Mayo House
Building date: ca. 1850


Picture number: 228
Street address:
419 2nd Street

Comments:
Stuart and Mae Buck's house (Corner of 411 2nd St. & Main St.) is shown to the left of this home. I understand that 419 was moved more than one time. I grew up at 411, which was the backyard of my grandfather's house, Mr. Owens (on my mother's side). My Mom and Dad bought the backyard and built our house. The Owens house went into an estate and was sold to Henley and Edulia Everett, and Henley was in the pulp wood business and had the house torn down, and then he sold the lot back to Dad. We still own both lots and rent out the house he built.

I believe 419 was the Defarage house (not sure of spelling of name) who was the mother of Amy Crute and Edulia Everette (sisters) and the grandmother of Nancy Crute and her brother David Crute.

Stuart Buck, Jr.

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I just submitted info on the house across the alley from 419, my folks' home was at 411, located on two lots originally owned by my mother's side of the family. My mother, Mae Buck, maiden name Bagby, and her mother and two sisters, Juliette Bagby Ewell and Marian Bagby Opper, lived in the big house which I believe was owned by the Owens on Mom's side. It became known as the Bagby home. I noticed there was info on the Buck home possibly submitted by Nancy Crute Slaughter who lived kitty corner to me growing up. Nancy's very detail-oriented, my recollection is the home was Owens, but I've not researched it. My family has a lot of history in West Point and Richmond, it can get confusing sometimes. Thanks very much.

Stuart Buck, Jr.


Picture number: 229
Street address:
419 2nd Street

Comments:
Here are 2 pictures of the house at the above address. We just moved here in May 2010. I'm afraid I do not know much about this house, other than I really love it and would love to know more about its history. All I know about my house is that it was built around 1900 an apparently was moved to this location from somewhere else.


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This was the home of Herbert I. Lewis (1854-1928) and Mattie Boush Parks Lewis (1860-1955) on 1st St., West Point, between Lee and Main. They had the home built after their marriage (July 1, 1880) and it was demolished in the years after Mattie's death.

Herbert was from Montrose in King William County and after their marriage, the couple lived there with his parents, John Skyren Lewis and Octavia Claiborne Hill Lewis. In December, 1883, they moved to West Point to a house in "the orchard" to await completion of this house on 1st Street.

Mattie wrote that she lived in the orchard 1 year lacking a few days, and lived in the Massey house 11 months. Then they went to Norfolk for a month and a few days, and then moved to the house on 1st Street from Norfolk, in January, 1886.

The house included an intimate eating space called "the furnace room." It was a wide hall through which one entered the winter kitchen and a lavatory.

The summer kitchen was in back. In the hall were a table and chairs, making it a cozy warm place for two to eat, as the furnace was nearby in a shallow pit.

Herbert was Commonwealth's Attorney for King William County for 42 years before his death in 1928 (his portrait hangs in the old courthouse). Mattie was the daughter of John Wythe Parks and Victoria Marchant Parks of Norfolk. The Parks family led the construction of the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal. Mattie attended school at Mt. Pisgah in King William County, where she met her husband.

Herbert and Mattie had several children, Gilbert Burnet Lewis of Richmond, John Marshall Lewis of Gloucester, "Lady" (Mrs. Andrew B. Brookes) of West Point, Marion (Mrs. R. Bernard Feild) of Gloucester, Victoria (Mrs. Henry G. Lane) of Richmond, Berryville, and Gloucester, and Jessie (Mrs. William G. Waring) of West Point. The Andrew Brookes home was behind Herbert's and Mattie's home, on 2nd Street, and Herbert's and Mattie's daughter Jessie Waring lived across Main Street.

A copy of Mattie Lewis' diary is in the possession of the King William Historical Society.