Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District

Mar 17, 2022

Today, at the Quarterly Board Meeting, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources listed the Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Registry. The nomination will be sent to the National Park Service for review for listing on the National Register of Historical Places. The Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District is a…

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Richmond Land Bank Transfers Lots to The JXN Project

Feb 14, 2022

The Richmond Land Bank of the Maggie L. Walker Community Land Trust is transferring lots to The JXN Project, helping Jackson Ward develop a cultural heritage site that includes a rebuilt Skipwith-Roper cottage. Read the details here: Historic Richmond partnered with the Richmond Land Bank’s feasibility study in Jackson Ward and supports its continued work to…

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Historic Second Baptist Church. Process Matters.

Feb 11, 2022

Historic Richmond learned last night that the City of Richmond has changed its position and plans to issue a demolition permit for the historic Second Baptist Church. Since we first learned about the filing of the demolition permit in October 2021, Historic Richmond reached out to the Jefferson Hotel and its owners informally and formally…

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Press Conference TODAY at 1:30 p.m.

Feb 11, 2022

Please join us for a PRESS CONFERENCE AT 1:30 AT FRANKLIN AND FOUSHEE STREETS! We have just learned that the City of Richmond has changed its position and plans to issue a demolition permit for the historic Second Baptist Church. Historic Richmond reached out to the Jefferson Hotel and its owners informally and formally with…

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General Assembly Advocacy: Act Now!

Feb 3, 2022

Act Now! As February begins, the General Assembly is hard at work on a number of preservation-related bills and budget items. Several of these items relate directly to Historic Richmond’s advocacy efforts for particular historic sites in and around Richmond and could have a significant positive impact on those sites and the Richmond Region. First…

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Do you know of historic resources in South Richmond?

Aug 12, 2021

We need your help to identify historic resources like buildings, neighborhoods, cemeteries and other places in South Richmond! Historic Richmond is excited to be working with the Department of Historic Resources and the City of Richmond on a selective survey of historic resources (buildings, neighborhoods, and places) in South Richmond. This project will not result…

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Help Richmond’s Parks!

Aug 2, 2021

Help Richmond’s Parks! We join the Friends of the James River Park and other parks groups in asking for your vote for Richmond’s Parks. As part of the American Rescue Plan, the City of Richmond is receiving $154 million. The City is conducting a survey to determine how to allocate that funding. The survey is…

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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. For more information about our position and previous comments Historic Richmond has submitted to the City of Richmond, click here. The public comment period for…

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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 of those special, important and historic places that connects us across time to the lives of many People – men, women, children – Black and…

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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 through August. Please continue to monitor our social media and your emails for future events. We will be updating our website, facebook, and instagram pages…

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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. As the year comes to an end, we are excited to reflect back on the progress: In the first quarter of the year, we met…

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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 its projects and prepares its members to be ambassadors for the organization through programs, educational events, and tours.  The group is limited to 40 members,…

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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 the National Register nomination process and the Section 106 consultation process. These changes, by basing listing decisions on subjective factors rather than simply on the…

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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, your time and your support – we are profoundly grateful for all of it! And above all – we thank you for caring as we…

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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 Ginter Park Historic District, this turn-of-the-century residential neighborhood located in Richmond’s northside is characterized by wide boulevards running north and south, and large residential lots.…

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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 SHOULD be saved: As we have highlighted for you previously, the Westhampton School possesses an architectural, historic, and cultural significance that has engendered great affection…

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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 on our community. Yesterday, our friends at The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Virginia shared with us that the HTC is threatened and…

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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 preservation and economic development in communities throughout the Commonwealth. Many thanks to Preservation Virginia for leading the advocacy efforts of preservationists across the state on…

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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 existing urban neighborhood that has both historic significance and a distinct identity? Join in the conversation as you peruse design ideas specifically created for two…

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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 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…

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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 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…

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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 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,…

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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 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…

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Robinson & Cary Street Trolley Barns

Jul 8, 2015

The history of the Robinson & Cary Street Trolley Barns reflects Richmond’s economic, social and land use development. Advances in transportation by the streetcar were so influential in Richmond’s development that neighborhood expansion patterns can be credited to the electric streetcar lines. Read more…

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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 into an upscale market. Richmond is lucky to have such passionate community members who continue to care for our historic buildings! READ THE ARTICLE HERE.

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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 Factory Lofts in the former Interbake Foods building. Wonderful example of how historic buildings can lend themselves to contemporary interior design.  READ THE ARTICLE.

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Williams: New vision taking shape for Black History Museum

Nov 5, 2014

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…

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

Jul 1, 2014

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…

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How old Grand Rapids City Hall’s twin in Virginia survived the wrecking ball

May 29, 2014

BY GARRET ELLISON MLive/The Grand Rapids Press, May 29, 2014  Historic Richmond was featured in The Grand Rapids Press for our success in saving Old City Hall from demolition. READ THE ARTICLE

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Practicing the art of transformation

Apr 10, 2014

BY BURL ROLETT Richmond BizSense Virginia Commonwealth University’s art department moves into the recently restored building at 814 W. Broad St., formerly home to Richmond Glass Shop. Commonwealth Architects designed the renovated spance and TRENT was the general contractor for the project. READ THE ARTICLE

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