May 3

Beauty in the Details: Classical Architecture in Downtown Richmond

A look at Richmond’s evolving downtown architecture and how its varied nature repeatedly has referenced classical elements and ancient precedent in architectural compositions both complex and modern. Moderated by Calder Loth, senior architectural historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The event was held on April 7, 2016, at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design Continue Reading...

Apr 6

The History and Development of Shockoe Valley

An educational panel discussion of Shockoe Valley with all its complexities, its architecture, the diverse population of races and classes that once called this area home, the role that Richmond played in the slave trade, the variety of commerce, and the impact of transportation. Panelists: Bryan Clark Green, Director of Preservation at Commonwealth Architects David Continue Reading...

Jan 21

Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition

Historic Richmond recognizes the needs and challenges of designing new construction on empty lots within the City of Richmond’s Old & Historic Districts. We are committed to maintaining the historic architectural integrity of Richmond while accommodating new buildings that will create our future legacy. In an effort to encourage thoughtful and creative design and dialogue, Continue Reading...

Jan 7
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Buildings We Love: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

18 North Laurel Street   Built in 1903-1906 in Renaissance Revival Style. This church was built to accommodate the Catholic population that had outgrown St. Peter’s Church on Grace Street. Financier Thomas F. Ryan donated the money for the building, which is made of Virginia granite and Indiana limestone. The interior is highly decorated in Continue Reading...

Oct 1
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Buildings We Love: Kent-Valentine House

Buildings We Love: 12 East Franklin Street Kent-Valentine House, 1845 Colonial Revival. The house is greatly altered from its original appearance by the addition of the classical portico which replaced the iron veranda. The house retains its carriage house in back and a large yard. Restored in the 1970’s, it is now the headquarters for Continue Reading...

Sep 18

A Special Thank You!

On behalf of Historic Richmond’s Board of Trustees and Staff, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to those who supported us during the Amazing Raise. With your generous donations we received close to $8,000! Thank you for making the commitment to our mission. Without you, we would not be able to shape the Continue Reading...

Sep 2
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Historic Richmond announces new Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of Historic Richmond announced today that it has appointed Cyane B. Crump as the new Executive Director. Ms. Crump has been serving in the role of Interim Executive Director of Historic Richmond since February 2015. She brings extensive experience in nonprofit governance with community boards, including The YMCA of Greater Richmond, Continue Reading...

Monroe Park

Places we love: Monroe Park, 1851

Between Belvidere, Laurel, W. Franklin, & W. Main Streets The park once served as the State Fairgrounds and housed a military hospital during the Civil War. After the war, the first organized baseball games in Richmond were played here. Today the park is a recreation destination for the neighborhood. The Fan District’s name derives from Continue Reading...

Dec 18

Plans for the revitalization of 109 E. Grace Street

We are thrilled to hear plans for the revitalization of 109 E. Grace Street. The stunning 1935 Art Deco building, which has been vacant for many years, will be transformed into an upscale market. Richmond is lucky to have such passionate community members who continue to care for our historic buildings! READ THE ARTContinue Reading...

Dec 4
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Buildings we love: Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House

Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House, 2 N. 5th Street. Built in 1808, this Federal style house is an adaptation of a B. Henry Latrobe design and is the last remaining building of its kind. The unique demi-octagonal bays, arcade gallery and detailed interior make this a sophisticated example of early 19th-century residential architecture in Richmond. Owned by the Continue Reading...

Photo by Brandy Brubaker and Katie Demeria

Rehab effort salvages dilapidated house

By KATIE DEMERIA, Richmond BizSense Photo by Brandy Brubaker and Katie Demeria Posted: Friday, November 25, 2014 Fantastic article on our recent project in Jackson Ward. The restoration of 617 St. Peter Street wouldn’t have been possible without our partner Clark Glavé of MacTyler Development Corp. and all of our friends and supporters. Historic Richmond partnered with Clark Continue Reading...

Nov 18

Interbake opens as Cookie Factory Lofts

By CAROL HAZARD, Richmond Times-Dispatch Photo by Alexa Welch Edlund, Richmond Times-Dispatch Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 10:30 pm In case you missed it, here is a great article on The Cookie Factory Lofts in the former Interbake Foods building. Wonderful example of how historic buildings can lend themselves to contemporary interior design.  READ THContinue Reading...

Nov 5

Williams: New vision taking shape for Black History Museum

By Michael Paul Williams Richmond Times Dispatch photo Alexa Welch Edlund Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014 Very exciting news for the Black History Museum & Cultural Center, Jackson Ward and Richmond. We are proud to be a part of the continued revitalization of the area with our work at 617 St. Peter Street and 133 Continue Reading...

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The Margrave of Marburg How friends and neighbors — and a developer — saved the oldest house in the Byrd Park community.

BY HARRY KOLLATZ JR. R Home July/August 2014 issue Great article on Marburg House in Richmond Magazine’s R Home! “The developers, Ben Partridge and Mark Slack of Castle Kanawha, at first considered demolishing the house to make way for six upscale houses. The neighborhood association and Historic Richmond had other ideas. An intercessor was HR’s Continue Reading...


Virginia Historic Garden Week April 26 through May 3

BY EDWIN SLIPEK Style Weekly “It’s called Historic Garden Week, but that’s selling it short. For eight days beginning April 26, the doors and garden gates of 250 private residences — some grandiose, all enticing — will be thrown open for inspection and ogling. The vicarious thrills are considerable. And while many of the properties Continue Reading...

Mar 10
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Revitalization project: 617 St. Peter Street

Historic Richmond is partnerting with Ark Construction & Development, on the revitalization project at 617 St. Peter Street in Jackson Ward. The rehabilitation of this c.1900 house, located just around the corner from the Meredith House, will have a positive impact for the streetscape and the Leigh Street Armory, the future home of the Black Continue Reading...