From the National Tribune, 7/4/1901
Mansion to Become a Club House.
The splendid old mansion and lovely grounds on Church Hill,
Richmond, Va., owned during her life by Miss Lizzie Van Lew, the noted Union
spy, will become the home of the Virginia Club, a young social organization of
the East End. The property was purchased for $13,000 cash, and the club will
have the house thoroughly improved and go into it in the Fall.
The place is one of the most historic in the city, and has
a secret chamber in which the Union soldiers were kept to prevent their
detection and capture.
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