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Historic Houses of Charleston

General E. L. Wood House


This house at 1527 Virginia Street was built about 1895 by Edward Langley Wood and wife Nannie. Wood was born in Kanawha County and raised in Ohio. After returning here in 1869, he studied to become a laywer but never practiced law. He became state librarian in 1875 and adjutant general the following year. After retiring from public life, he was appointed sergeant at arms for the House of Delegates in 1911. The honorary term of “general” came from this service.

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