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

Gee, Emily Julie Naomi
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Gee, Emily Julie Naomi
Advisor
Spain, Daphne G
Wells, Camille
Wilson, Richard Guy
Abstract
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.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Architectural History, MA (Master of Arts), 2000
Published Date
2000-01-01
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Notes
Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015. Thesis originally deposited on 2016-02-19 in version 1.28 of Libra. This thesis was migrated to Libra2 on 2017-03-23 16:37:25.
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