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Byrd Park Clubhouse

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1913, Carneal and Johnston. Westover Rd. at Lakeview Ave.

With its columned veranda and polygonal plan, this park house is a pleasing combination of Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts elements. It is typical of the structures built in Richmond parks around the turn of the century, combining the functions of bandstand, restroom, tool house, and park keeper's office. It stands near the walled Shields and Robinson family cemetery, whose earliest interment dates from 1823. A small fountain in front of the clubhouse, erected by the local Women's Christian Temperance Union, commemorates an 1873 incident in the Ohio temperance movement.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Byrd Park Clubhouse", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI314.4.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 266-266.

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