William E. Poole Designs
William E. Poole
Benjamin Powell House
Architectural historians believe the brick portion of this house was built during 1740s, when Benjamin Waller owned the property. The front portion was probably added around 1763 when a prominent Williamsburg carpenter, Benjamin Powell was hired for repairs on the Public Gaol and Capitol buildings. He built the steeple for Bruton Parish Church and constructed Williamsburg Public Hospital in the early 1770s. During the revolution, he furnished tents and carried out work on the soldiers barracks. In 1953, Colonial Williamsburg architects began restoring the home. The exterior was returned to what it was when Powell last owned the house in 1782.

Benjamin Powell House General Specs

No. of Stories 1 1/2
No. of Bedrooms 4
No. of Bathrooms 4
No. of Half Baths 1
Master Bedroom Location 1st Floor
First Floor 2250 Sq. Ft.
Second Floor 1125 Sq. Ft.
Total Heated Square Footage 3375 Sq. Ft.
Garage Size 2 Car
Foundation Basement/Crawlspace
Width (Ft.-In.) 45' - 8
Depth (Ft.-In.) 92' - 2
First Floor Ceiling Height 9'
Second Floor Ceiling Height 9'
Additional Features (if any) Future Recreational Room
 
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