Sep 18

Smith-Palmer House

Year Built: 1852 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street Richmond’s Greek Revival townhouse architecture at its most refined is well illustrated in the Smith-Palmer House. It is a three-story, three-bay brick structure and is remarkable for its exceptionally fine interior trim and for its high-quality craftsmanship. The house has a standard Georgian-derived Continue Reading...

Sep 18

Susan V. Joynes House

Year Built: c. 1885 Architectural Style: originally Queen Anne District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street In its original form the house was probably similar in style to the Bruce House next door. However, the architectural character of the Joynes House has been radically changed through subsequent alteration. Now, with its stuccoed walls, mansard roof, and simple Continue Reading...

Sep 18

208 – 212 W. Franklin St., formerly The Price House

Year Built: c. 1805 Architectural Style: Second Empire District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This was originally Tucker Hospital.  Greatly expanded over time, the original building is located in the center section. Most of the exterior dates from the 1880s. Later additions include the mansard roof. It was renovated in Continue Reading...

Sep 18

T. Seddon Bruce House

Year Built: 1885 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street The exterior displays the variety of ornamentation that was popular during the Victorian era. The interior retains many original features including mantels and a massive staircase. It is now a professionContinue Reading...

Sep 18

A. S. Smith House

Year Built: c. 1870s Architectural Style: Late-Victorian District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This medium-sized townhouse was once plentiful in downtown Richmond. The dignified but not individually distinguished dwelling forms an important visual link between the Cole Digges House and the former main building of Tucker’s Sanitorium. In addition, the house adds architectural variety to a Continue Reading...

Sep 18

Mayo-Carter House

Year Built: 1895 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This  house was designed by New York  architects Carrere & Hastings, the  same architects who designed the nearby Jefferson Hotel. It is fully restored and is now the headquarters of the Junior League ofContinue Reading...

Sep 18

Cole Digges House

Year Built: c. 1805 Architectural Style: Federal District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street The house takes its name from the builder, Revolutionary War veteran Cole Digges. It serves as the headquar­ters of Preservation Virginia. The porch was added in 1850. It is the oldest house on Continue Reading...

Sep 18

Ida Schoolcraft House

Year Built: 1875 Architectural Style: Second Empire District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This building is a two-and-a-half-stories by three-bay brick structure with a bell-cast mansard roof covered with colored patterned slates.The entrance is framed by a round arch with keystone and is sheltered by a projecting flat roof forming a small second story balcony supported Continue Reading...

Sep 18

Queen Anne Row

Year Built: 1891   Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This section of row houses, built in 1891, are reminiscent of San Francisco. Exuberant turrets and bays contrast with the more somber Greek Revival houses of the area. The buildings were saved from demolition and are now aContinue Reading...