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Carrington Row

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1818, attributed to Otis Manson; later additions. 2307–2311 E. Broad St.
  • Carrington Row

These three handsome row houses have contributed to Richmond's architectural fabric in two important ways. First, they display the early nineteenth-century popularity of a handsome, muscular neoclassicism imported to Richmond through the work of Benjamin Latrobe and Robert Mills. Their design is attributed to Otis Manson, a builder and architect who had come from Boston. Second, they form an important part of the Pilot Block, which spurred preservation efforts in Richmond. The different entrance treatments were retained to record the stylistic changes rendered by generations of owners. The central doorway, with a simple fanlight and no covering, is the original. The Greek Revival porch at 2311 would have been added about three decades later. The pedimented Italianate hood at 2307 would have come last, in the late nineteenth century.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Carrington Row", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI66.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 198-198.

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