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Historic Garden Day

By historicrichmondadmin / Apr 1, 2021

The heart of Richmond’s first Old & Historic District, St. John’s Church (1741) was the first church built in the city, and is notable as the site of Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech. What came to be known as Church Hill is the oldest intact neighborhood, and contains the most…

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Quoit Club | Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery with the Valentine 412 S. Cherry Street Thursday, October 15, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Stroll through Hollywood Cemetery and explore the history and landscape that comprises this public space. This walking tour focuses on the cemetery’s unique history, its landscape design, architecture, symbols and noted residents. Hollywood Cemetery has it all: Civil…

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Quoit Club | Port City Apartments

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Port City Apartments 800 Jefferson Davis Highway Thursday, September 17, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Port City is a $28.6 million pioneering economic development project on the historic Route 1 corridor. Not only is it the largest new residential project in this challenged area, the project includes the largest solar installation in Richmond – which greatly…

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Quoit Club | Dominion Energy Building *MEMBERS ONLY

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Dominion Energy Building *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 600 E. Grace Street Thursday, August 20, 6:00pm to 8:00pm The 20-story project is approximately 1 million square feet and occupies a full city block. It includes a high-performance workplace for over 1,000 employees, street-level retail, employee amenities and parking. The building is targeted LEED Gold and integrates a…

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Quoit Club | Virginia War Memorial

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Virginia War Memorial 621 S. Belvidere Street Thursday, July 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm In 1950, five years after the end of World War II, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the construction of a memorial to honor and remember the nearly 10,000 Virginians who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in the U.S Armed Forces. Nearly…

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Quoit Club | Blue Bee Cider

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED! Blue Bee Cider 1322 Summit Avenue Thursday, June 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm A creative adaptive reuse project and 2017 Golden Hammer Award nomination, Blue Bee Cider is located in the historic Summit Stables in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood. The former city stables complex, built in 1940 is made from old granite street cobbles, it…

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Quoit Club | McKinnon & Harris * MEMBERS ONLY

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 16, 2020

POSTPONED McKinnon & Harris *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 1722 Arlington Road Thursday, May 21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm An adaptive reuse of a 1940’s warehouse in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood is the new home of the McKinnon and Harris corporate headquarters, regional showroom, and worldwide fabrication facility. Alongside serving an intensive set of functional requirements, this project sought…

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POSTPONED Quoit Club | Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site * MEMBERS ONLY

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 16, 2020

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site *MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR 600 N. 2nd Street Thursday, April 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm Maggie Lena Walker devoted her life to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for Jim Crow-era African Americans and women. As a bank president, newspaper editor, and fraternal leader, Walker served as an inspiration of…

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POSTPONED- Quoit Club | Southern Barton Heights Gateway Corridor Projects

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 10, 2020

This event is POSTPONED.  1611 Monteiro Street Thursday, March 19, 6:00pm to 8:00pm After nearly two and a half years of planning, meetings, site visits and working through the issues with fellow nonprofits and government officials, we are excited to be moving forward with the Gateway Corridor Revitalization Project – a unique partnership with project:HOMES…

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2020 Quoit Club Membership Drive

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 13, 2020

Congregation Beth Ahabah  1121 W. Franklin Street Thursday, February 13, 6:00pm to 8:00pm   The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining Quoit Club. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. About Congregation Beth Ahabah: Congregation Beth Ahabah is one of the oldest congregations in Richmond. It moved to its…

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Quoit Club | 1717 Innovation Center (MEMBERS ONLY)

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 24, 2019

Based out of a 100 year-old, 5-story heavy-timber former tobacco warehouse in the growing Shockoe Bottom region, the 1717 Innovation Center is a community-driven business incubator, housing the non-profit Start-Up Virginia. This 5-story heavy-timber tobacco warehouse in Shockoe Bottom is home to Capital One’s Future Edge program, which facilitates investment in local businesses and mentoring…

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Quoit Club | Laburnum House

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 24, 2019

This Georgian Revival style mansion was built for Joseph Bryan and was considered one of the most luxurious residences in Richmond at the time of its completion in 1908.The Bryan’s Laburnum estate was originally well over 100 acres and is the namesake for Laburnum Park. The most impressive exterior feature of the building is a…

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Quoit Club | Richmond Ballet

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 24, 2019

The Richmond Ballet moved into their current space in 2000 after a major renovation. Previously, the building had been a manufacturing facility for Reynolds Metals and featured all of the heavy concrete and rough edges one would expect to find in a 1920’s industrial building.  Rather than covering up these rough edges, the new design…

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Quoit Club | Fairfield- Private Home (MEMBERS ONLY)

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 24, 2019

211 Ross Road Fairfield was originally known as Rocky Mills when it stood in Hanover County from the middle of the 18th century until it was moved to Henrico County in the 1920s. It is a mansion with great presence distinguished by bold classical elements combined with a traditional Georgian plan, paneling, and brickwork. Of…

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Quoit Club Membership Drive | Virginia Museum of History and Culture

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 24, 2019

The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2019 season. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the…

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Quoit Club | Edgar Allan Poe Museum

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

Known as the Old Stone House, this building is the oldest original building in Richmond. The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, now Preservation Virginia, saved the building from destruction in 1913 and loaned it to the Poe Foundation for use as a Poe Museum which opened in 1922. Beginning in 1927, the surrounding…

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Quoit Club | Ellen Glasgow House

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

*This is a MEMBERS ONLY tour Originally built for Richmond tobacco merchant David Branch in 1841, the Ellen Glasgow House takes its name from the author Ellen Glasgow, whose family bought the house in 1887. Glasgow, who lived in the house until her death in 1945, was a well-known Southern novelist and one of few…

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Quoit Club | White House of the Confederacy

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

Built in 1818 as the John Brockenbrough Mansion, the house is commemorating its 200th anniversary this year and is one of the finer examples of Federal architecture in Richmond. Over the years, it has served many roles, most famously that of Executive Mansion of Jefferson Davis and his family from 1861-1865. While those four years…

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Quoit Club | Richmond Railway Museum

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

The Hull Street Station was built in 1915 and operated until 1957 when Southern Railway donated the building to the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in 1982 and the Richmond Railroad Museum was established. A Railway Express car was moved to the property 1987 and was used as “the museum” until…

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Quoit Club | Church Hill Walking Tour

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

***NOTE CHANGE** Church Hill Walking Tour *Members-Only Tour This Walking Tour is for Quoit Club Members Only Tour lead by guides from The Richmond Tour Guys We will meet at St. John’s Mews at Historic Richmond’s Pilot block. Experience the birthplace of a city while meandering through 240 years of architecture in Richmond’s oldest residential neighborhood.…

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Quoit Club | Tuckahoe Plantation

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

*This is a MEMBERS ONLY tour Tuckahoe Plantation is a National Historic Landmark and considered to be one of the finest early 18th century plantation homes in America. The unique H-frame construction house, with it’s elaborate cornices, alcoves, staircases and domed ceilings was the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson. The one room school house that still…

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Quoit Club | Mobleux

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

Originally the Saunders Station post office, this building was built in 1937 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Work Progress Administration (WPA). Today, Mobleux a software development company, is headquartered in the building with modern meeting spaces, offices, and a theater. In the lobby, original PO boxes still remain and a high resolution photograph of…

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Quoit Club | Elwood Thompson’s

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

Originally the Higgins Medical Offices, this circular landmark in the museum district is known for its 1950’s midcentury modern architecture. The building was designed by David Yerkes and the landscape was designed by landscape architect, Charles Gillette. This site not only had an impact architecturally, but was one of the first doctors’ offices to open…

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Quoit Club Membership Drive |The HandCraft Building

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2018

Annual Quoit Club Membership Drive The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2018 Quoit Club season. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407 Originally the Binswanger Glass Company factory, the building is an example of Modern-style architecture in Richmond. Binswanger & Company was founded in Richmond in…

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Quoit Club | 3210 Seminary Avenue

By historicrichmondadmin / Jun 13, 2017

3210 Seminary Ave. | The Gilliam Watt House *This event is a Members-Only event   Single tickets may not be purchased Event is free for Quoit Club members No stiletto heals may be worn in the home Street parking is available on the even numbered side of Seminary Avenue The Gilliam Watt House, located at 3210…

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Quoit Club | Tektonics Design Group

By historicrichmondadmin / Jun 12, 2017

Event is free for members. Single Tickets: $20

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Quoit Club | St. John’s Church

By historicrichmondadmin / Jun 12, 2017

St. John’s Church was the first church built in the city of Richmond. It was completed in 1741 as part of the Henrico Parish, established in 1611. William Byrd II, founder of the city of Richmond, donated the land and timber to build the church. The graveyard is the site of the first public cemetery…

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Quoit Club | Maymont Mansion

By historicrichmondadmin / May 5, 2017

In 1886, James and Sallie Dooley acquired farmland on the banks of the James River, where they planned to build a new home. Their architect, Edgerton Stewart Rogers (1860-1901), born and educated in Rome, combined the Romanesque Revival style with the picturesque Queen Anne for the Dooley residence. By 1893, the Dooleys were living in…

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Quoit Club | 1812 Monument Avenue

By historicrichmondadmin / May 5, 2017

This home of quiet elegance was designed by noted architect Claude Howell. Constructed in 1925, it was originally used as a SFH, and later converted a office space and apartments. It was recently renovated by the current owner into the stunning, spacious house you see today, and is currently for sale. Guests will have the…

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Quoit Club | 508 St. James Street

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 1, 2017

508 St. James Street was built in 1915. Designed by Charles Thaddeus Russell, one of Virginia’s first black architects, this house served as the home of prominent African-American physician, Dr. William Henry Hughes. The property later became the Negro Training Center for the Blind; it was the only public school for blind African Americans in…

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Quoit Club | East End Theater

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 31, 2017

A special thanks to our delicious food sponsor Liberty Public House! What was once the historic East End Theater of Church Hill, is now a newly constructed apartment community.  Originally constructed in 1938, this re-purposed historic landmark is the matchless coalescence of iconic architecture, structure and modern décor.  Completed in June of 2015, this three-story…

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Quoit Club | The Train Shed

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 19, 2017

The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2017 Quoit Club season.  Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. The Main Street Station train shed is under construction and expected to be complete in Spring 2017. The $49 million, 100,000-square-foot renovations will transform the train shed into a…

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Quoit Club | Monumental Church

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 14, 2016

On December 26, 1811, a fire at the Richmond Theatre claimed the lives of over seventy-two people, including the governor. Robert Mills, America’s first native-born, professional architect and a student of Thomas Jefferson, designed Monumental Church to be built on the theater site. The church is an unusual octagonal form capped with a dome. The…

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Quoit Club | VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 14, 2016

Currently under construction, the ICA is poised to become a cultural linchpin for the city of Richmond. The non-collecting museum will showcase a fresh slate of changing innovative exhibitions, performances, films and special programs.  VCU’s 41,000-square-foot Institute for Contemporary Art will be an incubator for interdisciplinary experimentation for the entire university while simultaneously providing opportunities for collaboration…

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Quoit Club | Richmond Public Library – Main Branch

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 14, 2016

Richmond Public Library was founded by civic-minded leaders in the early 1900’s.  The establishment of a public library for Richmond residents took several tries, however. The Finance Committee of Richmond’s Common Council twice passed up Mr. Andrew Carnegie’s generous offers of financial assistance to establish a public library in Richmond.  The first offer, of $100,000,…

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Quoit Club | The Scott House

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 14, 2016

The Scott House is one of Richmond’s most important architectural survivors from the great age of American patronage called the American Renaissance (1876-1914).   The American Renaissance movement took shape at the time of the nation’s Centennial, when Americans began to see our country as a successor to the great civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome,…

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Quoit Club | Gallery5

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 14, 2016

Gallery5 is located in Jackson Ward, and is the best-preserved of Richmond’s few surviving nineteenth-century firehouses. Steamer Company Number 5 was built in 1883 to continue the function of firefighting and police station for the Jackson Ward neighborhood begun in 1849 by a previous building on the site. The gallery opened its doors in 2005…

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Quoit Club | The Barton Mansion

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 14, 2016

The Barton Mansion, previously known as Corner Minor, was built in the 1890s for James H. Barton, the original developer of Barton Heights. Representative of the Queen Anne style, this house boasts a round corner tower with a bell cast roof and finial, wraparound porch, Palladian windows and lunettes in the gable ends, and is…

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Quoit Club | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 14, 2016

St. Paul’s is one of Richmond’s premier historic sites.  The parish came into being as an outgrowth of Monumental Church to accommodate the expanding membership. Consecrated in 1845, the building is a masterpiece of the Greek Revival style, and a stately complement to Thomas Jefferson’s temple-form capital across the street. The building was designed by…

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Quoit Club | Virginia Holocaust Museum

By historicrichmondadmin / Mar 11, 2016

The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining the 2016 season. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. The Virginia Holocaust Museum was founded in 1997 by Mark Fetter, Al Rosenbaum, and one of Richmond’s youngest Holocaust survivors, Jay Ipson, in an effort to preserve and educate people on…

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The Black History Museum

Quoit Club | The Black History Museum

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 6 – 8 pm The Black History Museum | Leigh Street Armory 122 West Leigh Street   This castle-like armory is the oldest African American armory in Virginia. Made of red brick, it is trimmed with granite and terra-cotta crenellation along the roofline.  According to Selden Richardson’s Built by Blacks, before the…

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Quoit Club | Byrd Park Pump House

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 6 – 8 pm Byrd Park Pump House, 1708 Pump House Drive   *Please note this event will be held on the second Thursday in September. Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and…

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Barton Mansion | August 20

Quoit Club | Allen Double House

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 6 – 8 pm Allen Double House, 4 East Main Street   Good Afternoon Everyone! Due to unforeseen construction issues, the Barton Mansion will NO LONGER BE ABLE to accommodate the Historic Richmond Quoit Club this Thursday. Instead, Quoit Club will meet at the Allen Double House (Historic Richmond Headquarters) at 4 East Main…

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Quoit Club | Sabot at Stony Point

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 6 – 8 pm Sabot at Stony Point, 3400 Stony Point Road Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and part field trip, there’s nothing quite like a Quoit Club event. Lewis Griffin Larus,…

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Quoit Club | Virginia House

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 6 – 8 pm Virginia House, 4301 Sulgrave Road    *This event is for 2015 Quoit Club Members only. We will not be selling individual tickets for this event due to space limitations. Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history,…

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Quoit Club | Altria Theatre

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 6 – 8 pm Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street   Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and part field trip, there’s nothing quite like a Quoit Club event. The Altria Theater, originally…

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Quoit Club | Byrd Theatre

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 5:30- 7:30 pm Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street   *Please note the time for this event does not follow typical format. Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and part field trip, there’s…

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Quoit Club | Netherwood Restoration

By historicrichmondadmin / Feb 10, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 6 – 8 pm Netherwood Restoration, 2525-2509 O Street Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and part field trip, there’s nothing quite like a Quoit Club event. Heirloom Restorations is hard at work…

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Main Street Station

Quoit Club Membership Drive

By historicrichmondadmin / Jan 22, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8 pm Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main Street    The Membership Drive is a FREE event open to everyone interested in joining Quoit Club. Registration is required. RSVP to [email protected] or 804.643.7407. About Main Street Station: Since its opening day in 1901, Main Street Station has been regarded as one…

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