“First, What kind of life was lived in this place, that is, Why and how did its builders build as they did?
And second, what rules with general validity and applicability did they follow?”
Carroll William Westfall, Learning From Pompeii.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Richmond, Virginia: Basic buildings along Bacon's Quarter Branch

Bacon's Quarter Branch by Bell Worsham, 1934, all rights reserved, Gibson Worsham

This half-rural, half-urban landscape, probably located along the northern edge of Richmond’s Jackson’s Ward, depicts the blurring of boundaries that accompanied the visible decay of the city in the mid-twentieth century.  The evocative scene may be along Bacon's Quarter Branch, perhaps on Mitchell, Orange, or Bacon streets, includes some paradigmatic Richmond row houses- "basic buildings."

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