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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.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


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—,

Print Source

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

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