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  • Grace Street

Grace Street, the eastwest street that separates Monument Avenue from Broad Street, was developed slightly before Monument Avenue. A drive down Grace Street offers a glimpse of a street similar to Monument but without the median and the monuments. Some very large houses were built here, though fewer styles were explored. In the early nineteenth century, a few wealthy Richmonders suburban estates in the present-day Monument Avenue and Grace Street area, and several farmhouses were built as well. One of the latter, Talavera, survives (RI299.1 (1838; 2315 West Grace Street). It is known for Edgar Allan Poe's visits there to a young admirer, Susan Talley. Grace Street is experiencing a later, but just as welcome, rebirth due to the efforts of some determined homeowners.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Grace Street", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI299.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 258-258.

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