Building, Saving, Preserving, Placing : the Richmond of Grace Arents and Mary Wingfield Scott

Gee, Emily Julie Naomi, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Wells, Camille, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Spain, Daphne G., Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia
Wilson, Richard Guy, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia

Two sets of row houses in Richmond, Virginia exemplify how two women, a philanthropist and a preservationist, shaped and carried out their vision for the built environment in the twentieth century. The Cumberland Street Housing built by Grace Arents (1848-1926) in 1904 and the Linden Row Houses preserved by Mary Wingfield Scott (1896-1983) in the 1950s, are architectural manifestations of their work (fig.l). Arents funded solid, fine architecture in a working-class neighborhood where she planned an acropolis of buildings for social welfare; Scott initiated Richmond's preservation movement and personally saved antebellum buildings from demolition and for the benefit of the city.

MA (Master of Arts)

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