Fulton Gas Works

Apr 8, 2021

January 2021 update on Fulton Gasometer – it has been dismantled. Update: April 8, 2021 Below are Historic Richmond’s comments on the demolition plan for the Fulton Gas Works site.…

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The Power of Preservation for People and Places – Pump House

Dec 23, 2020

We are excited to be partnering with the Friends of the Pump House and the City of Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation to develop preservation solutions for the Byrd…

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Historic Brookbury Farm

Dec 7, 2020

Brookbury Farm is one of those special, important and historic Places that connects us across time to the lives of many People – men, women, children – Black and white,…

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This Old House: A DIY Guide to Researching your Historic Home

Jul 24, 2020

Watch now! Click here! Little is known of the early history of Brookbury Farm, an antebellum agricultural plantation and one of the oldest houses in the City of Richmond. Most…

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Historic Brookbury Farm to be Auctioned

Jul 22, 2020

Historic Brookbury Farm is currently scheduled to be auctioned by Motleys on August 19, 2020. Historic Richmond hopes to see the property purchased by a preservation-minded buyer. Brookbury is one…

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2020 Golden Hammer Awards

Jul 14, 2020

The application for nominations opens today for Historic Richmond + Storefront for Community Design’s 4th Annual Golden Hammer Awards. Nomination information for the 2020 Golden Hammer Awards can be found…

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A Message from Historic Richmond

Jun 22, 2020

Historic Richmond supports removing the Confederate monuments from Monument Avenue. We are heartbroken by the pain suffered by the Black community and stand with them in their struggle to be…

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A Message from Historic Richmond

Jun 3, 2020

We share in the shock, outrage, and grief of the American people and in particular, the Black community, resulting from the murders of George Floyd and so many others. These…

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Events through August POSTPONED

Mar 18, 2020

Based on the rapidly evolving situation relating to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, we are writing to advise you that we have made the decision to postpone all events…

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Feb 27, 2020

Tonight’s lecture, Modern Living in Historic Homes is SOLD OUT! If you have already purchased a ticket (or arranged in advance to pay at the door) your name will be…

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Congregation Beth Ahabah Parking Directions

Feb 13, 2020

Parking Information: The Beth Ahabah/St. James’s parking deck is on West Franklin Street on the left hand side at the end of the first block, across the street from the Temple…

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Gateway Corridor Revitalization- UPDATE!

Dec 18, 2019

Earlier this year we announced the details of our new partnership with project:HOMES and the City of Richmond to rehabilitate three historic homes for affordable housing in Southern Barton Heights.…

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Interested in becoming a Junior Board Member in 2020?

Oct 1, 2019

Contact Membership Chair, Amelia Paulie at [email protected] with Questions about the Historic Richmond Junior Board! The Junior Board is a group of young leaders that supports the programs of Historic Richmond through…

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Day of Giving | October 1

Oct 1, 2019

Join us on October 1 for Historic Richmond’s Day of Giving! We have a matching challenge of $5,000. This means that EVERY GIFT will be DOUBLED! This is a grassroots campaign,…

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Phone lines are down, please email

Sep 27, 2019

Our phone lines are currently down. Please email [email protected] for general inquires. We will announce here, when they are back up! Please follow along on our Facebook Page for updates!…

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VUU Quoit Club Directions- Sept 19

Sep 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Virginia Union University- Walking Tour (**1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220) Parking Information: We will be meeting in the Living and Learning building…

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Parking Information- June Quoit Club!

Jun 20, 2019

Parking Information for 1717 Innovation Center Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 1717 Innovation Center **MEMBERS ONLY EVENT** 1717 E. Cary Street Parking: Free Street Parking available in the area…

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Apr 26, 2019

YOUR ACTION NEEDED NOW! The National Register of Historic Places saves historic places. The National Park Service (NPS) recently proposed a number of troubling changes to the rules relating to…

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Gateway Corridor Revitalization Project in South Barton Heights

Apr 16, 2019

Neighborhood Revitalization In 2021 we completed Phase I of our neighborhood revitalization partnership with project:HOMES and the City of Richmond, rehabilitating three historic homes for affordable housing!!! Here at Historic…

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Job Posting: Preservationist

Mar 25, 2019

Interested in joining the Historic Richmond Team? We are hiring a Preservationist, click the link for more details about this job! Preservationist Job Posting

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A Year in Review

Dec 27, 2018

2018 A Year In Review! How can we begin to thank you – our friends, family, volunteers and supporters? You have generously given so much – your generosity, your enthusiasm,…

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Give the Gift of RICHMOND!

Dec 12, 2018

Unique Richmond experiences, perfect for everyone on your list!   2019 Quoit Club Membership Buy a Membership Today! Add your friends and family to the guest list for some of…

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Monumental Church CLOSED for Court End Christmas

Dec 8, 2018

UPDATE: Due to the impending weather, Monumental Church will be CLOSED for Court End Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 9. We apologize for the inconvenience! Please be safe tomorrow!

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Monroe Ward Zoning

Nov 16, 2018

What’s the issue? The City has initiated rezoning  of Monroe Ward in an effort to facilitate the revitalization of Monroe Ward. We at Historic Richmond support the revitalization of Monroe…

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2018 Golden Hammer Awards- Winners

Nov 2, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Golden Hammer Award Winners! For more information about the 2018 Golden Hammer Award Winners, CLICK HERE! To see all 2018 nominations, Click Here! Best Adaptive Reuse…

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East Stairwell of Monumental Church

Aug 3, 2018

The East Stairwell of Monumental Church has a fresh coat of paint! This stunning color  from Benjamin Moore is called Mochachino and was recently painted by H.J. Hotlz and Son.…

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Tonight’s Quoit Club Tour & Weather Update

Jun 21, 2018

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the weather. In true Richmond fashion, they are predicting late afternoon summer showers typical for this time of year. We WILL continue with…

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2018 Golden Hammer Awards Welcome Nominations

Jun 14, 2018
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Faux Graining: The Doors of Monumental Church

May 30, 2018

We are excited to present the completed faux graining to the inner sanctuary doors at Monumental Church! In 2017 Black Creek Workshop completed a paint analysis and reveal of the…

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Apr 30, 2018

Stay up to date with everything going on at Historic Richmond. Read our 2018 Spring Newsletter.

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Historic Garden Day | Seminary Ave

Apr 18, 2018

Historic Garden Day Seminary Avenue Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Co-hosted by The Council of Historic Richmond and The Garden Clubs of Richmond. Located in the…

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UPDATE: Union Cottage Demolished

Apr 12, 2018

  Richmond has so many buildings and places that connect us to our past and define who we are as Americans, as Virginians, and as Richmonders. They reflect the soul…

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[email protected] 801-1-815 W. Cary Street

Mar 1, 2018

[email protected] 801-815 West Cary Street Update: Demolished. We are saddened to see an entire historic streetscape threatened with demolition. Five historic structures to be demolished, historic character torn, and the…

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Bon Secours Granted Extension

Feb 23, 2018

Bon Secours was granted an extension to review proposals for the historic school. Click here for the article from the Richmond Times Dispatch. Why BOTH buildings of the Westhampton School…

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Historic Richmond Requests Reschedule of Monument Avenue Commission Meeting

Feb 21, 2018

Historic Richmond requests that the Mayor’s Monument Avenue Commission reschedule tonight’s meeting to a future date and location with the capacity to accommodate any members of the public that wish…

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Buildings We Love: St. Luke Building

Feb 5, 2018

St. Luke Building 902 St. James Street Edwardian style architecture “The original part of this building was constructed in 1903 to house one of many fraternal and self-help organizations for…

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2017 has been a Monumnental year!

Dec 29, 2017

We couldn’t have done it without you – thank you to everyone who made this year so successful! There are only a few days left to support Historic Richmond in…

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2017 Golden Hammer Awards- Winners!

Nov 6, 2017

Historic Richmond and storefront for community design are excited to announce the winners of the Golden Hammer Award. We had a record breaking 48 nominations this year! Over 150 people…

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2017 Golden Hammer Awards Program

Nov 2, 2017
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Call to Action: The Federal Historic Tax Credit

Oct 26, 2017

The Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) program is an effective means of accomplishing the goals of historic preservation and economic development and it has had a real and meaningful impact…

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2017 Golden Hammer Awards’ Nomination Map

Oct 18, 2017

The Golden Hammer Awards are on Thurs, Nov 2! Click our Map to see the locations, pictures and categories of the 50 nominations!     The Golden Hammer Awards Thursday,…

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Directions to Tektonics!

Sep 21, 2017

Tonight’s Quoit Club is at Tektonics! The directions are a little challenging, so please use this link to make sure you have the correct directions! Click Here for the link!…

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Buildings We Love: Old City Hall

Sep 13, 2017

Old City Hall, 1887-1894 1001 E. Broad St High Victorian Gothic In complete contrast to Jefferson’s calm, classical Capitol, architect Elijah E. Meyers designed this paean to Victorian architecture. The…

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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program Threatened

Jan 30, 2017

**UPDATE** Thank you to all who called your legislator to voice your support for the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program as an effective means of accomplishing the goals of historic…

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What stories do these buildings tell?

Dec 22, 2016

Both buildings are frame structures currently located within blocks of each other in the Shockoe Valley. Both are overlooked sites that connect us to our past and define who we…

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Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin Streets

Dec 8, 2016

  Year Built:  1927 Architectural Style:  Art Deco District: Grace Street Commercial Historic District One of downtown Richmond’s significant historic and architectural resources – the Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin…

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Historic Richmond and Storefront for Community Design Partner to Co-Host the Golden Hammer Awards

Dec 8, 2016

With support from the Better Housing Coalition, Historic Richmond is partnering with Storefront for Community Design to co-host the Golden Hammer Awards! Greta Harris, Better Housing Coalition’s President & CEO said,…

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Historic Richmond Presents Celebrate the City “Beyond the Boulevard”

Oct 26, 2016

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE SCOTT’S ADDITION PHOTOBOOK Historic Richmond is excited to announce the “Beyond the Boulevard” event on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  The event is a party, art…

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Protected: Monumental Church: Historic Structures Report

Oct 11, 2016

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Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition Winners and Notable Submissions

Jun 30, 2016

RICHMOND, VA June 23, 2016— If you love to explore Richmond’s historic neighborhoods, you’ve probably noticed vacant lots and new construction. What does it mean to build new within an…

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Protected: Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition

May 20, 2016

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Beauty in the Details: Classical Architecture in Downtown Richmond

May 3, 2016

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…

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The History and Development of Shockoe Valley

Apr 6, 2016

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…

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Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition

Jan 21, 2016

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…

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Buildings We Love: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Jan 7, 2016

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.…

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2014 – 2015 Annual Report

Nov 13, 2015

Stay up to date with everything going on at Historic Richmond. Read our 2014 – 2015 Annual Report.

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Buildings We Love: Kent-Valentine House

Oct 1, 2015

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…

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A Special Thank You!

Sep 18, 2015

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…

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Cyane Crump

Historic Richmond announces new Executive Director

Sep 2, 2015

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…

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2015 Summer Newsletter

2015 Summer Newsletter

Jul 30, 2015

Stay up to date with everything going on at Historic Richmond. Read our 2015 Summer Newsletter.

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Monroe Park

Places we love: Monroe Park, 1851

Jun 3, 2015

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…

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William H. Grant House

Buildings we love: William H. Grant House, 1857

May 6, 2015

1008 E. Clay Street This Italianate mansion, featuring cast-iron hoods over windows, marble steps and an elaborate entrance porch, was built by tobacco merchant William H. Grant. It became Sheltering…

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Wills House

Buildings we love: Wills House, 1812

Apr 1, 2015

407 N. 27th Street This Federal style building is the oldest house remaining in Church Hill North. It is the largest existing frame house in the district and was the…

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Ebeneezer Baptist Church

Buildings we love: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1858

Mar 4, 2015

216 W. Leigh Street This Neoclassical church was an offshoot of the First African Baptist Church at 301 College Street. This structure was built to replace an earlier frame church.…

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Masonic Temple

Buildings we love: Masonic Temple, 1893

Feb 4, 2015

101-107 W. Broad Street Designed by Jackson Gott, this Romanesque Revival style building has upper floors which once contained meeting rooms and a ballroom. The ground floor was occupied by…

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Buildings we love: Egyptian Building, 1845

Jan 7, 2015

1223 E. Marshall Street Built in 1845, this Egyptian Revival style building was designed by Thomas Stewart the for Medical Department of Hampden-Sydney College, which later became the Medical College…

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Plans for the revitalization of 109 E. Grace Street

Dec 18, 2014

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…

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Richmond Nonprofit & Local Developer Restore Historic Jackson Ward Home

Dec 5, 2014

Historic Richmond’s recent renovation of 617 St. Peter Street in Jackson Ward was featured on ABC 8 News – WRIC. WATCH THE VIDEO.

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Buildings we love: Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House

Dec 4, 2014

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…

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Rehab effort salvages dilapidated house

Nov 26, 2014

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…

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Interbake opens as Cookie Factory Lofts

Nov 18, 2014

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…

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