2527 Cypress Street2527 Cypress Street
Trends in Ownership
Many Old Shandon residences have interconnected histories. World War I veteran Lawrence P. Scott, Sr., erected this residence in 1922, just three years after his brother, Hugh W. Scott, built 2529 Cypress Street next door. Both residences later became homes to African American families with teaching backgrounds. With the neighborhood initially intended as an exclusively white community, this shift in its racial composition mirrored trends within other early suburbs during the latter half of the 20th century. Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Lewis, an African American family who moved into Old Shandon following desegregation, lived at this residence until 2002.