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1800 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
Jerman Residence, 24 Hampton Hills Ln, Richmond, VA 23226
Milburne, 315 Lock Ln, Richmond, VA 23226
Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA

Herbert Augustine Claiborne (February 20, 1886 - April 30, 1957) was a restoration expert, the president of Claiborne and Taylor Inc and a specialist in the restoration of early Virginia buildings. He was a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1947.

Claiborne was the son of Herbert Augustine Claiborne (1819–1902) and Kate Hamilton Cabell (1854–1925). He married first Eleanor Hazard Lindsey (1886–1915) and then Virginia Watson Christian (1894–1960) and had two sons, Lindsey Cabell Claiborne (1915–2009) of La Jolla, CA, and Dr Herbert Augustine Claiborne (1923–2020) Jr of Charlottesville, VA, and two daughters, Frances Claiborne Guy (1921–2016) and Catherine Claiborne Hall (1927–2007), both of Richmond. Claiborne was educated at McGuire’s and Nolley’s Schools in Richmond and St Alban’s School in Radford. He was graduated from the University of Virginia engineering school in 1908.

He was a recognized authority on early American architecture and had taken - an active part in the restoration of Stratford, Gunston Hall, Wilton Claremont and St Luke’s Church in Isle of Wight county.

Claiborne was in Panama for three years in connection with the building of the canal. He was a lieutenant in the Army Air Service in France during World War I.

He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Virginia Historical Society, the Walpole Society, the Richmond Antiquarian Society and a number of hunting and fishing clubs. He was on the advisory boards of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and the Confederate Museum.

Claiborne was a former member of the old Westmoreland Club, the Commonwealth Club, the Country Club of Virginia and the Richmond German.

He was a member of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, having served as a vestryman for several terms and as junior and senior warden.

He died on April 30, 1957, at his home at 1800 Monument ave, Richmond.


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