From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/2/1880, p. 4, c. 4
THE VAN LEW HOMESTEAD,
A MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY,
comprising an entire square, commanding the finest views of the city and surrounding country and many miles of the James, with its wharves, shipping, &c. The grounds are handsomely laid out and planted with choice shrubbery, &c. The BUILDINGS are large, convenient, comfortable, and substantially built; and altogether the property is one of the most desirable in the city, either for a residence of public institution. Apply to
CHAFFIN, STAPLES & CO.
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