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Central and Western Virginia Sights

Anne Spencer House and Gardens

  • 1313 Pierce St. Map It
  • Lynchburg
  • Garden/Arboretum

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Step into "Edankraal," the studio of this late poet of the Harlem Renaissance, and the place where Anne Spencer wrote her most significant poems. Hers is the only work of a Virginian to appear in the Norton Anthology of Modern American and English Poetry. A librarian at one of Lynchburg's segregated black schools, Spencer (1882–1975) penned most of her work in this back-garden sanctuary, which has been left completely intact with her writing desk, bookcases, mementos, and walls tacked with photos and news clippings.

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1313 Pierce St., Lynchburg, Virginia, 22504, United States

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  • Tours by appointment.


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