The William Lightfoot House stands on the south side of Duke of Gloucester Street, across the street from the Ludwell-Paradise House. This part of the Duke of Gloucester Street was less commercially attractive in the 18th century than the east end since it was farther away from the Capitol. The lots were not subdivided, so this area appears to have more open space. The William Lightfoot House is one of the 88 original buildings in the Revolutionary City. It belonged to a Yorktown merchant whose business brought him to Williamsburg frequently enough that he built a home to use during his visits. Today the house serves as a private residence.
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