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1925–1927, Ernest Flagg. 6300, 6302, and 6331 Ridgeway Rd. 6426 Roselawn Rd. (south on Roselawn Rd. from Towana Rd.)
  • Residences

These four modest homes of rock-faced granite were designed by Ernest Flagg, a BeauxArts–trained New York architect, the designer of such landmark buildings as the Scribner Building in New York City, the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, D.C., and a number of major structures at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Toward the end of his career Flagg advocated the idea that every American should live in a stone house. In 1922 he published a book, Small Houses: Their Economic Design and Construction. These four Flagg-designed residences near the University of Richmond campus were built by a Richmond developer, and each reflects Flagg's interest in creating an original American domestic style by melding certain aspects of English and French vernacular architecture with early American architectural features.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Residences", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI340.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 280-280.

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