2529 Cypress Street
Trends in Ownership
Many Old Shandon residences have interconnected histories. Constructed by 1919, 2529 Cypress Street was built by Hugh W. Scott. His brother, World War I veteran Lawrence P. Scott, Sr., erected the residence next door at 2527 Cypress Street in 1922. 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.