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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rumble Seat

 
 
Rumble Seat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. Rumble Seat Marker
Inscription.  
This playful sculpture, fashioned from a rumble seat belonging to Chauncey Spencer, Anne's son, continues the Spencer family tradition of creating art from recycled materials. The sculpture is the work of designer Shaun Spencer-Hester, Anne Spencer's granddaughter.

[Caption:]
In 1977, the Anne Spencer House and Garden was designated a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Then Lt. Gov. of Virginia Charles S. "Chuck" Robb was the speaker for the ceremony. Pictured above are former first lady Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, her daughter Lynda Bird Robb, and Chauncey Edward Spencer Sr., son of Anne and Edward Spencer.
 
Erected by The Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicNotable EventsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
 
Location. 37° 24.23′ N, 79° 9.124′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Pierce Street just south
Rumble Seat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
2. Rumble Seat Marker
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of 13th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Pierce St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Tribute to Anne Bethel Spencer (a few steps from this marker); Anne Spencer Home and Edankraal (a few steps from this marker); Anne Spencer House (a few steps from this marker); Anne Spencer (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Anne Spencer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Anne Spencer and Her Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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