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 at https://historicrichmond.com/2020-golden-hammer-awards/.  There will be an application fee of $50 for businesses and $5 for nonprofit and single family entries. Applications must be submitted before…

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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 on a list at check in. Please note, no physical tickets are needed. “Local Pick Up” option, ensures your name on the check in list.

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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 buildings. For more directions, please click here.   FREE EVENT! Quoit Club Membership Drive! Please RSVP to [email protected] Congregation Beth Ahabah  1121 W. Franklin Street…

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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, and we are asking YOU- our supporters, cheerleaders, partners, and friends to tell us what you love about Historic Richmond and answer “This is why…

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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! Cyane Crump Executive Director [email protected] Sally Mooney Director of Finance [email protected] Ceil Baxter Office Manager [email protected] Katherine McDonald Director of Development, Marketing, and Education [email protected] Joanne…

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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 #31 on the map attached HERE. Parking is available on site in the parking lot. ** The Address 1500 N Lombardy street will direct you to…

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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 (PLEASE READ ALL SIGNS) GRTC Pulse Station at Main Street Station Paid Parking ($5-$6/day) available at multiple lots within 3 blocks of 1717 Main Street…

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Gateway Corridor Revitalization Project in South Barton Heights

Apr 16, 2019

Neighborhood Revitalization In 2021 we finished our neighborhood revitalization partnership with project:HOMES and the City of Richmond to rehabilitate three historic homes for affordable housing!!! Here at Historic Richmond, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep the People in the Places that matter to them. We often call this “keeping the…

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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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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 the most exciting social engagements in Richmond! Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history,…

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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 Ward through a combination of infill on vacant lots and the preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of Monroe Ward’s significant existing historic structures. BUT –…

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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 Richmond Ballet   1717 Innovation Center   Best New Construction Jefferson Green Condominiums   Best Placemaking Monroe Park   Institute for Contemporary Art   Best…

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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. Click here to see the East Stairwell!  

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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 tonight’s Quoit Club RAIN or SHINE so please remember to bring your rain gear and walking shoes for tonight’s walking tour! However, please check the Historic Richmond…

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2018 Golden Hammer Awards Welcome Nominations

Jun 14, 2018
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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 of our city, display the substantial human investment of many builders and users, and connect us to our community as a unique and authentic place.…

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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 character of an important gateway corridor to downtown to be irreparably altered. 801 W. Cary Street: 1890s semi-detached brick Victorian Italianate pharmacy 803 W. Cary…

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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 to attend. Historic Richmond works every day hand in hand with fellow non-profits, businesses, community stakeholders and other partners in the community to think creatively…

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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 2017. Check out our 2017 sizzle real and please take a moment to donate! click here for YouTube sizzle reel!  

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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 were attendance on November 2 to support those who were nominated.  It was a wonderful night to celebrate the variety of nominations and how each…

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2017 Golden Hammer Awards Program

Nov 2, 2017
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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 are as Americans, as Virginians and as Richmonders. And both are structures that Historic Richmond has devoted significant efforts to saving in 2016. But the…

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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 Streets – is at risk in connection with ORD 2016-270 currently on the December 12, 2016 City Council Agenda.  While most parking decks create dead…

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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, “We have been proud stewards of the Golden Hammer Awards for the past five years and, while all of the winners have made important contributions…

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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 show and art auction designed to raise awareness of the potential needs, challenges and opportunities of revitalization and infill of residential and commercial buildings in…

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Protected: Monumental Church: Historic Structures Report

Oct 11, 2016

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Protected: Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition

May 20, 2016

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