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The prolific Southern author Ellen Glasgow lived in this home from 1887 until her death in 1945. She wrote substantially in the house, eventually publishing approximately 20 novels, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning In This Our Life. The setting in her books was often her beloved Virginia.

The gray house now is a private residence with attorney offices in the back. It features plaques on either side of the front door as well as a golden “ELLEN GLASGOW HOUSE” painted above the entrance. The site offers no context regarding the type of writing or kinds of acclaim Glasgow garnered, and this is unfortunate. Some kind of signage or interpretation would be a welcome addition to the plaques present by the door.

SITE NAME
Ellen Glasgow House

COMMEMORATED BY
Virginia Landmarks Register
127-56
January 18, 1972

National Register of Historic Places
May 5, 1972

LOCATION
1 West Main Street
City of Richmond

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