Oct 1

Interested in becoming a Junior Board Member in 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, Continue Reading...

Apr 18

Historic Garden Day | Seminary Ave

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. Continue Reading...

Feb 23

Bon Secours Granted Extension

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 Continue Reading...

Oct 26

Call to Action: The Federal Historic Tax Credit

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 Continue Reading...

Jan 30

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program Threatened

**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 Continue Reading...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...