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Kensington Gardens Retirement Home (Johnston-Willis Hospital)

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Johnston-Willis Hospital
1923, Marcellus E. Wright. 1980, conversion. 2900 Kensington Ave.

This large, limestone-clad, classically detailed structure dominates this area of Kensington Avenue. Marcellus E. Wright, Sr., a native Virginian, had trained in Philadelphia and worked for Cope and Stewardson. Wright's firm became one of the largest in Richmond, specializing in institutional work of a high quality. His son, Marcellus E. Wright, Jr., joined the firm in the 1930s.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Kensington Gardens Retirement Home (Johnston-Willis Hospital)", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI318.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 268-268.

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