335 Main Street - Hattie Drummond House
(Visitor Center)
Built circ. 1865

335 Main Street - Hattie Drummond House (circ. 1865)
Presently serves as the Isle of Wight Visitor Center

This house was built for Hattie Drummond by her brother, Mr. Watson, to serve as a millinery business shortly after the Civil War.  Hattie's husband was apparently an irresponsible roamer, guilty of long and frequent absences.  Hattie's brother wanted to provide her with some financial security.  The business proved to be so successful that by 1868 Hattie had paid back her brother, and the house and business were deeded to her "free from all marital rights of her husband".

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Adapted from the original hard copy walking tour designed by the Smithfield & Isle of Wight Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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