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St. Mary's Home for Disabled

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1963–1964, McElroy and Baldwin. 317 Chapel St.
  • St. Mary's Home for Disabled (Richard Guy Wilson)

Starkly juxtaposed with the church is this medical facility, formerly affiliated with the parish. The parabolic entrance pavilion of its International Style exterior is strongly reminiscent of Oscar Niemeyer's Church of St. Francis of Assisi at Pampulha, Brazil (1943).

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. Mary's Home for Disabled", [Norfolk, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 436-436.

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