Turkey Island Mansion

Address

New Market Road and Curles Neck Road
Henrico, VA

Geo Coordinates

37.406212,-77.269440

Description

Archaeologists uncovered building foundations near this location of a house believed to have been designed by Ryland Randolph in the late 1760s. Ryland Randolph (1738-1784) was the great-grandson of Pocahontas and the grandson of William Randolph and Mary Isham. William and Mary established themselves at Turkey Island in 1670. Built of Brick, the central portion of the house was two stories high and capped by a large cupola or dome. The symmetry of the side wings, hipped roof and interior end chimneys are typical building features of Palladian architecture. Palladian architecture, named for Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). is characterized by principles of classical antiquity – order and symmetry.

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