Advocacy

Photos from the Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic Marker Unveiling!

Jun 14, 2022

On June 11, 2022 the public gathered at 1305 N 5th Street for the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground Historical Highway Marker Unveiling Ceremony. Ceremony Program: Musical Introduction: Swansboro Elementary…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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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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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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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ACTION NEEDED NOW!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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