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Tube Box 55 Saint John’s Mews, 1965

St. John’s Mews is located west of historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in the cobblestone alley between Broad and Grace streets in Richmond, Virginia. This is a community garden in the heart of the restored area of Church Hill. The Mews was created in 1965 as a community garden through the collaboration of the Historic Richmond Foundation and the Garden Club of Virginia. Griswold was the lead landscape architect working in conjunction with the Garden Club of Virginia to construct this garden area. Griswold developed a exploratory garden study, construction details, and planting plans for this project. Griswold also came up with the plans for the trellis, Mews plaque, cast iron ornament, and Carrington square. There are fourteen of Griswold’s plans and sketches relating to the 1965 construction of Saint John’s Mews in this subseries.