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Historic Houses of Charleston

Charles Capito House


This house at 1605 Virginia Street was designed and built in 1907-1908 by Ambrose Grayson Higginbotham, who also built Sunrise. The house was constructed for Charles Capito, who was a liquor wholesaler and later became president of the Kanawha National Bank. The house was sold to the Red Cross in 1973, and it served as the headquarters of the Central West Virginia Chapter for more than 30 years. In 2005, the house was completely refurbished, and it is now home to Jarrett Construction.

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