Linden Row Inn

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Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the collection of Greek Revival row houses that make up the Linden Row Inn have played a significant role in the history of Richmond, Virginia, for two centuries. As a child, Edgar Allan Poe played in the private garden that occupied this site, and he later courted his first love, Elmira Royster, among the roses and linden trees. During the Civil War, Linden Row was a meeting place for leaders and supporters of the Confederacy; later, it was home to a prestigious girls' school, whose pupils included Irene and Nancy Langhorne, known in later years as the Gibson Girl and Lady Nancy Astor. In 1922, two of the original ten houses were torn down and replaced by the Medical Arts Building. In 1950, local preservationist Mary Wingfield Scott purchased the remaining houses to save them from the wrecking ball, donating them in 1980 to the Historic Richmond Foundation. In 1988, under the supervision of the foundation, seven of the eight remaining houses were renovated and restored to become the Linden Row Inn, which still welcomes travelers today.
ISBN: 9781467122559
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 182
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Ginger Warder is a magazine editor and travel guide author. She has worked closely with the Historic Richmond Foundation and the Valentine Richmond History Center to present Linden Row through photographs that span more than 150 years.
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