South Boston Walking Tour
14: 804 Grove Avenue



Built in 1908 by Tucker Carrington Watkins, Jr. The style is Vernacular with a 3-bay porch with paired Ionic columns. One of the few homes of this time in South Boston's history to have indoor bathrooms (one for the Watkins family and one downstairs for the cook and the driver who lived below.) There was an old water tower in the backyard to flush toilets by gravity. They sold the house in 1920 and built a new home at 1146 North Main Street. Mr. Watkins was president of the Annual Tobacco Festival. He was also Highway Commissioner for the Lynchburg, VA District.


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