Avant-Garde Greek Revival MasterpieceThe restored Greek Revival house before you is Riddick's Folly. It was constructed in 1837 by Mills Riddick, a grandson of local Revolutionary War hero Willis Riddick. Mill's contemporaries soon ridiculed the house and labeled the building "Riddick's Folly" due to its enormous size - 21 rooms and 16 fireplaces - and its avant garde Greek Revival architecture. The structure's distinctive design features Flemish gables, five eyebrow windows just below the eaves and interior carved cypress woodwork.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 358723 N 4066875|
|Decimal Degrees||36.73710000, -76.58231667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 44.226', W 76° 34.939'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 44' 13.56" N, 76° 34' 56.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 510 N Main St, Suffolk VA 23434, US|
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