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Riddick’s Folly: Occupied by Yankees

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

When Mills Riddick’s 21 room Greek Revival townhouse was completed next to the Nansemond County Courthouse in 1839, his neighbors referred to the mansion as Riddick’s Folly — a mock tribute to the decidedly ostentatious edifice. Riddick could scarcely have envisioned that his grand residence would serve as...
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