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Home Virginia Henrico County Richmond Historical Markers Samuel Pleasants Parsons House

Samuel Pleasants Parsons House

S Belvidere St S, Richmond, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 32' 20.654376", -77° 26' 58.698384"
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Completed in 1819, 601 Spring Street was the home of Samuel Pleasants Parsons (1783-1842). Parsons, a Quaker, was an early reform-minded superintendent (1816-1822, 1824-1832) of the Virginia State Penitentiary, formerly located across Belvidere Street. The Parsons family was part of a network of important Richmond Quaker families that were collectively involved in a series of abolition and prison reform activities. Parsons later served as a superintendent for the James River and Kanawha Company and was a founder of the Mechanicsville Turnpike. The house is a part of the Oregon Hill Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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