136 Chestnut Information and Photos

The house retains five arts and crafts fireplace mantles with their cast iron surrounds and decorative doors.  Bead board wainscoting is present in the entry hall and dining room.  A nice rear yard completes the picture.

The cottage was originally built by Herbert Lee Boatwright, a local tobacconist.  A successful businessman, Boatwright later moved to one of the Millionaires’ Row mansions just a few hundred feet away.  Boatwright’s sons were known for their excellent marriages – one to the daughter of a U.S. Senator and the other to the daughter of Virginia’s governor.