The Resource R. E. Lee Camp Memorial Hall, Richmond, Virginia, ca. 1912
- R. E. Lee Camp Memorial Hall, Richmond, Virginia, ca. 1912
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- ca. 1912
- Architecture -- Virginia | Richmond -- 20th century
- Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home (Richmond, Va.)
- Richmond (Va.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
- Architectural drawings -- Virginia | Richmond
- Soldiers' homes -- Confederate States of America
- Confederate Memorial Association (Richmond, Va.)
- Soldiers' homes -- Virginia | Richmond
- Wright, Marcellus Eugene, Sr, 1881-1962,
- Richmond (Va.)
- Proposed designs
- Virginia -- Buildings, structures, etc
- This accession consists of a reduced photographic copy of an architectural rendering showing a design for the R. E. Lee Camp Memorial Hall, Richmond, Virginia. This is likely a competition drawing submitted for the design contest sponsored by the Confederate Memorial Association for the Battle Abbey (originally called the Confederate Memorial Institute), now known as the Virginia Historical Society. The firm of Bissell and Sinkler of Philadelphia eventually won the commission
- The drawing is signed "Marcellus E. Wright, Architect."
- Biographical or historical data
- Marcellus Eugene Wright, Sr., was born in Hanover County, Virginia. Before studying architecture at the Virginia Mechanics Institute, Richmond, Virginia, and the School of Applied Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wright apprenticed at the Richmond firm of Noland and Baskervill and the Philadelphia firm of Cope and Stewardson. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1905 and, afterwards, briefly worked in Newport News, Virginia, before relocating to Richmond. Wright served as chief draftsman for Charles M. Robinson before striking out on his own in 1912.
- Twice the president of the Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Wright enjoyed a long and prolific career in central Virginia. Wright also served on the advisory board for the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. His successful firm was carried on by his son, Marcellus E. Wright, Jr., and was known as Marcellus Wright and Son.
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