Bascom Joseph Rowlett

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Bascom Joseph Rowlett
Born1886 (1886)
Richmond, Virginia
Died1947 (1948) (aged 61)
Orange, Virginia

Bascom Joseph Rowlett (1886–1947) was an architect in Richmond, Virginia. He was raised by others after his father, James Bascom Rowlett, who worked at the Tredegar Ironworks died. Rowlett graduated from Richmond High School in 1906 and Virginia Mechanics Institute[1] (a Mechanics' Institutes).[2]


Rowlett worked for Albert Huntt. After Huntt's death, Rowlettworked as a solo practitioner. Business was hit by the Great Depression and Rowlett took on federal government projects including the Warren County Courthouse in Front Royal for the WPA. Rowlett died in 1947 and was buried in Orange, Virginia. His son Bascom Rowlett Jr. attended VPI and became an engineer.[2]


  • Westhaven Apartments on the Boulevard
  • Cannon apartment house at 1110 Grove Avenue (1922) Mediterranean architecture
  • Rixey Court on Monument Avenue (1924)
  • English Village (1926) Tudor Revival architecture style
  • Tuscan Villa between Park and Kensington on the Boulevard
  • Kensington Avenue apartment houses
  • Apartment Houses at 111, 218-220, 103 South Boulevard, 2832 Monument Avenue and 3010-12 Monument


  1. ^ "RPS History Bits & Pieces | Historical background in Richmond Public Schools". Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  2. ^ a b Architects of Richmond: Bascom Joseph Rowlett by Robert Winthrop December 10, 2012 ArchitectureRichmond