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Mary Wingfield Scott’s Old Richmond News

Scott published Old Richmond News for the William Byrd Branch of the APVA from January 1944 until her resignation from the board in 1963:

Throughout its publication, Scott communicated and educated branch members on the value of preserving architecturally significant housing, along with benefits of keeping Richmond’s neighborhoods intact. She warned of the dangers of building expressways through neighborhoods and of allowing absentee landlords to let their properties decline.

Here are 10 issues from between 1957 and 1961 –


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s.kelly 04/19/2011 at 8:02 PM

Thanks as always for the great info on this web site. No time now to read these, but I will be back soon for all the details!

Nearby Neighbor 04/20/2011 at 3:41 PM

Oh I have no idea why, but the writing of these just brought me to tears. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Mary Wingfield Scott was obviously passioniate about Historic Richmond and God bless her for leaving behind a record of preservation success that we should all aspire to.

Jon 04/21/2011 at 9:29 AM

Looking to find out more history on the house we are living in. This seems like a good start. Where can one find copies of these newsletters?

john_m 04/21/2011 at 5:59 PM

Perhaps at the Valentine or Library of Virginia or HRF.

L.V. 04/25/2011 at 8:57 AM

The Library of Virginia has a run of the Old Richmond News. You can access the catalog here:


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