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Anne Spencer House

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1903. 1313 Pierce St.
  • (HABS; Photograph by Richard Cheek)
  • (HABS; Photograph by Richard Cheek)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Poet Anne Spencer, a notable figure in the Harlem Renaissance literary movement, lived in this two-story, shingle-clad frame house for seventy-two years. Her one-room, one-story, shingled study, built by her husband, Edward Spencer, stands in the rear yard. Both buildings are furnished as they were in her lifetime and are open to the public. Spencer's linear garden with flower beds bordering a walkway was a source of inspiration for many of her poems.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Anne Spencer House", [Lynchburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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