Branch House, Richmond

Branch House, Richmond

Branch House in Richmond was designed in 1916 by the firm of John Russell Pope as a private residence of financier John Kerr Branch and his wife Beulah Gould Branch. The house lies within Richmond's Monument Avenue Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1967. Branch House itself was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It was bought in 2003 by the Virginia Center for Architecture Foundation and reopened in 2005 as headquarters of its successor.

Branch House was thus elevated to the National Register because it was designed by one of the country's prominent architectural firms during the early 20th century because it is the only example of the firm's Tudor-Jacobean Revival residences in which the interiors have survived intact. In addition, the house is located within a historic district of cultural significance and is the largest house in the city of Richmond.

Branch House also accurately reflects a particular period of American history, in the early decades of the twentieth century, when English architectural styles were fashionable among wealthy industrialists and financiers. The client was also scion to a distinguished Virginia family and had assembled a substantial collection of Renaissance artifacts.
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Sight Name: Branch House
Sight Location: Richmond, USA (See walking tours in Richmond)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Historical Homes Walking Tour I

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Historical Homes Walking Tour II

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