Properties At Risk

Westwood (McGuire Cottage)

Jan 29, 2021

Year Built: 1880s-1890s Architectural Style: Italianate Cottage     Neighborhood: Sherwood Park Update: January 29, 2021 It is profoundly distressing that Union Presbyterian Seminary has demolished one of the oldest surviving structures in Northside – Westwood house, also known locally as the McGuire Cottage. We share the outrage of those in the community who, like us, worked…

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Historic Brookbury Farm

Jul 22, 2020

Brookbury Farm is one of those special, important and historic Places that connects us across time to the lives of many People – men, women, children – Black and white, free and enslaved, known and unknown. Brookbury Farm’s land, once several hundred acres, just north of Falling Creek was home to these People. Today, Brookbury…

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George Mason School

Aug 20, 2019

Our original [email protected] website post, dated August 20, 2019, has been updated with additional information, research, findings, and photographs. Background Thanks to some super sleuths, it was noted that the oldest remaining portion of George Mason Elementary School (Figure 1) incorporates a cornerstone with a 1922 date. The George Mason Elementary School has a complex…

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801-815 West Cary Street

Mar 9, 2018

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 Street: 1840s semi-detached gable-roofed commercial/residential…

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Thirteen Acres School

Jun 16, 2017

Update: April 8, 2021 In September 2020, the City’s Biennial Real Estate Strategies Plan was released. It lists 77 parcels of city-owned real estate, which are separated into three categories. Category One consists of parcels with potential for future affordable homeownership, Category Two consists of parcels/assemblages of parcels with potential for future affordable multi-family rental…

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Old Soldiers’ Home

Apr 12, 2017

Year Built: ca. 1885 Architectural Style:  Victorian This charming house located at 2715 Broad Rock Boulevard was originally constructed in 1885 on the current site of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Robert E. Lee Camp, #1, Confederate Veterans Home. The Confederate Veterans Home was constructed on a 36-acre tract of…

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Westhampton School

Dec 15, 2016

Update:  Bon Secours, VCU Health, and Thalhimer Realty Partners broke ground on the redevelopment of the Westhampton School property. The redevelopment of the 1917 school will eventually house 129 apartments, a parking deck, retail and office space, and an outdoor plaza. A separate outpatient pediatric facility will be built on the property along Libbie Ave.…

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Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin Streets

Dec 13, 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. Update:  City Council voted to…

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1006 W. Franklin Street

Jul 26, 2016

Year Built:  c. 1900 Architectural Style:  Queen Anne with Georgian Revival porch District: West Franklin Street Historic District Historic Richmond has been monitoring 1006 W. Franklin Street for several years. Vacant for a number of years, the building had been allowed to deteriorate and accumulate multiple code violations. It is a contributing building in the West Franklin Street…

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1302 Floyd Avenue

Jul 26, 2016

Year Built: c. 1895 Architectural Style:  Queen Anne with a Georgian Revival porch District: The Fan Historic Richmond has been monitoring continued deterioration of 1302 Floyd Avenue. The building had been vacant and boarded up for a number of years. It was acquired by the city in May 2014. While not listed as part of…

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608 North 1st Street

608 North 1st Street

Aug 13, 2015

Year Built: c. 1900 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Jackson Ward Update: Restored. UPDATE: August 20: We are thrilled to announce that the City will be stabilizing this house!! August 12: Historic Richmond is actively monitoring the Braxton-Stovall residence located at 608 N. 1st Street in Jackson Ward. This two story, brick, Italianate house is a…

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619 St. Peter Street

619 St. Peter Street

Jul 1, 2015

Year Built: c. 1900 – 1910 Architectural Style:  Italianate District:  Jackson Ward Historic Richmond has been monitoring this property for several years since the acquisition and rehabilitation of the Meredith House, 133 Jackson Street. In an effort to revitalize the surrounding area of the Leigh Street Armory, future home of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of…

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1913 and 1915 Grove Ave

1913 and 1915 Grove Avenue

Jun 25, 2015

Year Built: 1914 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Neighborhood: The Fan Historic Richmond is currently monitoring the two row houses owned by and adjacent to the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Both are contributing structures to the Fan Area National Historic District and contribute to the character, integrity, streetscape, and neighborhood environment of the Fan. The Tabernacle Baptist…

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Westbourne

Jun 23, 2015

Year Built: 1919 Architectural Style: Georgrian Revival District: Hampton Gardens Historic Richmond has been monitoring continued deterioration of Westbourne, at 330 Oak Lane. The building has been vacant since May 2011, condemned by the City, and scheduled for auction multiple times, but each such auction has been cancelled at the last moment. The next auction is…

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508 St. James Street

Oct 15, 2014

Year Built: 1915 with a 20th century rear addition Architectural Style:  Colonial Revival District:  Jackson Ward Historic Richmond has been monitoring 508 St. James Street since it appeared on the City’s Imminent Danger List in October 2013. Designed by Charles Thaddeus Russell, one of Virginia’s first black architects, this house served as the home of…

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The Blackwell House

Oct 15, 2014

Year Built: c. 1911 District: Blackwell Historic Richmond is monitoring 211 E. 18th Street in an effort to find an appropriate buyer who would take the time to restore the building. The Blackwell neighborhood is a historic community, though not listed on the National Register or in a City Old and Historic District. This house…

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