Laburnum House

This is two blocks over from my parents block. I had noticed the building before, on my daily walks with my ruffs whenever I visit home. It seemed out of place……from another time. My mom confirmed it though. It used to be plantation type home, named Laburnum.

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How sad! It currently is empty (hell yes I peeked in the windows!), and a part of a community college campus. I believe it was once used as administration offices, but upon looking in the windows, it stands barren. It looks dejected, how grand it must have been as a residence!

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Of course I had to take a picture of the once (and still!), grand entrance. Just imagine walking up those stairs!

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The front entrance columns made me feels like a dwarf in Lord of thd Rings. And the detail in EVERYTHING was amazing.

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Why aren’t buildings of today this impressive?

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It was a little hard to find any information on the house, but I did find this article. It was purchased by Joseph Bryan in 1890, and it is not the original Laburnum House. Here is more about the house, and a sister house of the same era called Brook Hill.

http://www.richmond.com/arts-entertainment/article_7a92b3c1-6288-5416-adf3-99cc4b439ede.html

Also, here is more information about the Bryan family.

http://www.brook-hill.net/family/bryan.html

Enjoy!

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