containertop

Stewart-Lee House Marker, SA-44

Built in 1844 for Norman Stewart, a Scottish tobacco merchant, the house was rented from his nephew, John Stewart, by Gen. Robert E. Lee's family during the Civil War. Following Lee's surrender at Appomattox, he lived here for just over two months. In 1893, John Stewart's widow and daughters donated the house to the Virginia Historical Society, which occupied it until 1958. Subsequently, it was used by the Museum of the Confederacy and Historic Richmond Foundation. The building, the sole survivor of Stewart's Row, is one of the finest Greek Revival town houses in the city.

Marker Information:
Additional Information: Original Marker Replaced under Replacement Marker Program using Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Funds. A Federal program enacted into law in 1998.
Date Approved by DHR: 06/19/08
Year On Marker: 2008
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Richmond (City)
Physical Description of Location: 701-707 E Franklin Street (between N 7th Street and N 8th Street), Richmond, VA 23219.
GPS Location: 37.5399340390,-77.4370209980
Display on Google Maps
Display on Google Earth
containerbottom