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511 W. Marshall Street

Oct 10, 2014

Year Built: c. 1855 Architectural Style: Greek Revival with an Italianate porch District: Jackson Ward When 511 W. Marshall Street was listed on the City’s Imminent Danger List for demolition in…

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Marburg

Oct 9, 2014

Year Built: 1889 Architectural Style: Elements of Free Classic Queen Anne, Folk Victorian, and Colonial Revival District: Carillon neighborhood Built in 1889, Marburg is the oldest standing residence in the…

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Patteson-Schutte House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. late 1750s District: Forest Hill Located in the historic Forest Hill area of Southside Richmond, the Patteson-Schutte House is the oldest frame structure in the city. Believed to have…

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Montrose

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1898 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival District: Hermitage Road Historic District Built by Edmund Strud­wick, the movement to save this house from demolition led to the creation of the…

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Byrd Park Pump House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1882 Architectural Style:  Gothic Revival Located in Pump House/Three Mile Lock Park This stone building served two purposes: as a pumping station to take water from the James River…

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Superintendent’s House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1894 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: Hollywood Cemetery [Entrance] Wirt Chesterman designed this house to replace an older structure used by the cemetery superintendent. The house was built for $4,000.…

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Smith-Palmer House

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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Susan V. Joynes House

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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T. Seddon Bruce House

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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A. S. Smith House

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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Mayo-Carter House

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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Cole Digges House

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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Ida Schoolcraft House

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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Queen Anne Row

Sep 18, 2014

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…

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Christian House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1886 Architecture Style: Italianate District: Commonwealth Club in the Monroe Ward area Edward Christian was a New Market Cadet and graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1867. He came…

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Allen Double House

Sep 18, 2014

Headquarters of Historic Richmond Year Built: 1836 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Zero Blocks East & West Franklin District in the Monroe Ward area Built by William Allen, it is one…

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Linden Row

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1847 and 1853 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Linden Row in the Monroe Ward area Linden Row is an extraordinary example of row houses. Originally it contained ten houses,…

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National Theater

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1922 Architectural Style: Italian Renaissance Revival District: Broad Street This theater is located outside of the Broad Street Historic District. It features an Italianate exterior with Adamesque interior. C.K.…

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617 St. Peter Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1880 Architectural Style: Victorian District: Jackson Ward 617 St. Peter Street is a contributing structure in the Jackson Ward Historic District listed on the Virginia Register and…

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Goddin-Taylor House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1820 Architectural Style: Federal District: Jackson Ward The Goddin-Taylor House is one of the oldest houses in Jackson Ward and illustrates beautifully the typical development of a Richmond…

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Tucker Cottage

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1798 Architectural Style: Colonial District: Jackson Ward Originally located at 612 North 3rd Street, this is one of few gambrel-roofed cottages left in the city. It was moved in…

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Monumental Church

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1812-1814 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical 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,…

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Stewart-Lee House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1844 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Capitol Square Built by wealthy merchant Norman Stewart, this house was occupied by Robert E. Lee’s family during a portion of the Civil…

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Morson’s Row

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1853 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Capitol Square Built as rental property by James Morson, this row of bowfront town houses is the only remaining evidence of the residential neighborhood that…

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Old City Hall

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1887-1894 Architectural Style: High Victorian Gothic District: Capitol Square In complete contrast to Jefferson’s calm, classical Capitol, architect Elijah E. Meyers designed this paean to Victorian architecture. The interior is…

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Belle Bossieux Building

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1878 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Tobacco Row Built by Edmund Bossieux and named for his wife, Belle. Shops and restaurants are located below the cast-iron gallery with living space above.…

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Pace-King House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1860 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Shockoe Valley Built by Charles Hill, this house is named for occupants James B. Pace in the 1870s and Mrs. Jane King in the…

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523 N. 28th Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1895 Architectural Style: Vernacular Italianate District: Church Hill North  The main cornice of number 523 is a pleasant once with nicely detailed ornamental brackets between its flat panels. Above…

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Susannah Walker House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1860 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North  The 500 block has an impressive row of similar houses. They are among the last Greek Revival houses built on Church…

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Joseph Watts House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1855 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North  It is interesting that the house was built in a style usually found much earlier. It has fastidios stretcher brickwork. It…

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Nelson Turnley House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1853 Architectural Style: Greek Revival with Victorian additions District: Church Hill North  Mr. Turnley was a custodian at the Medical College, and later a tobacconist and land developer. The house…

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Billups Houses

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1884 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: Church Hill North Both houses, 601 and 603, are presumed to have been built soon after 1884, when one of them was constructed…

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Hiram Oliver Double House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1860 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North Hiram Oliver was a large-scale builder in the district. During the antebellum period, speculative building became the norm. Oliver was manager…

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James Parkinson House

Sep 18, 2014

James Parkinson House, c. 1818 Architectural Style: Federal District: Church Hill North Parkinson was a clerk at Rocketts, the port of Richmond. The present porch is a Victorian alteration. Flemish-bond brick…

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Francis V. Sutton House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1858 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North The small front porch on this house is one of the earliest example of the Renaissance Revival style in Richmond.…

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Reuben Ford House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1855 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North The house is named after the first pastor of the Leigh Street Baptist Church. This is a typical Greek Revival house…

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418, 420 N. 27th Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1896 Architectural Style: Vernacular District: Church Hill North  The quadruple house at 414-420 has retained much of its original porch with the cornice, turned posts, and varied brackets typical…

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Wills Store

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1813 Architectural Style: Federal District: Church Hill North Between 1813 and 1815, Charles Wills, captain of the local Camp Holly Militia, built a unique, two-story brick store at…

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Wills House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1812 Architectural Style: Federal District: Church Hill North The largest existing frame house in the district was the home of a wealthy and prominent merchant, Captain Charles Wills. It…

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Payne House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1880 Architectural Style: Victorian District: Church Hill North The cornice is beautifully detailed and its white paint allows the details to be seen very easily in the natural…

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C. L. Denoon Double House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1889 Architectural Style: Vernacular Italianate District: Church Hill North This house is somewhat similar to other double houses in Richmond; however, its use of double windows on both floors…

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2708-2710 E. Leigh Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1888-1890 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: Church Hill North Built by the Billups family as rental property.  It has a floor plan that includes corner porches with details…

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Frederick Elliott House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1847 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Church Hill North The house was built in 1847 with additional improvements in 1874 by Elliot. It is an elegant frame, Italianate townhouse with…

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Andrew Gentry Double House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1847 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North   The double house at number 2605-2607, built by Andrew Gentry, is a rare example of all stretched-bond construction. A…

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2703 E. Clay Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1880 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Church Hill North The double house at 2703 has an original cornice with panels, ornamental brackets, and dentils. Both houses have transoms over…

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Hiram Oliver House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1848 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Union Hill Built in 1848 by Hiram Oliver, a real estate investor and tobacco merchant, this house is a vernacular example of the…

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Richard D. Mitchell House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1841 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Union Hill   A farmhouse pre-dating not only the Civil War but the mid-19th century “suburban” development of Union Hill as well.…

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Woodward House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: c. 1784 Architectural Style: Vernacular District: Woodward House-Rocketts  Located below Libby Hill Park and Church Hill, this house is the last surviving structure from the once-bustling port of Rocketts…

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Mann-Netherwood Block

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1895-1901 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: St. John’s Church The houses were built by business partners John Mann and James Netherwood. The common garden in the back is owned…

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Adams Double House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1809 Architectural Style: Federal District: St. John’s Church The earliest surviving double house in Richmond; built by Dr. John Adams, who helped initiate development in this area through his…

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Morris Cottage

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1830 Architectural Style: Federal District: St. John’s Church This house is one of three cottages built by carpenter John Morris. The two other cottages are also located in this…

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Superior Warehouse

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: c. 1850 Architectural Style: Folk Victorian District: St. John’s Church This warehouse is attached to the Pohlig Brothers Building, built in 1853, at 2405—2419 East Franklin Street. It was…

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Elmira Shelton House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1844 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: St. John’s Church This was the home of Elmira Shelton, Edgar Allan Poe’s childhood sweetheart. They became engaged here just two weeks before…

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St. John’s Mews Garden

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1965 District: St. John’s Church The Mews was created in 1965 as a community garden through the collaboration of Historic Richmond and the Garden Club of Virginia. It…

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Harwood House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1869 Architectural Style: Italianate District: St. John’s Church This house boasts an excellent example of an ornate, cast-iron porch possibly made in a local foundry. Original dependencies survive behind…

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Carrington House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1813 Architectural Style: Federal District: St. John’s Church The first house built on the 2300 block. It is Richmond’s only surviving bowfront house from the early 1800s. It was…

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Hilary Baker House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1813 Architectural Style: Federal District: St. John’s Church Built by Hilary Baker, the first-story windows were lengthened for the addition of a Victorian veranda, which was subsequently removed.…

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Hardgrove House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1849 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: St. John’s Church Built by Thomas Hardgrove. Original outbuildings and garden wall survive. Preserved two—story servants’ quarters are one of best examples in…

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Richmond Hill

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: begun 1810 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival and Italianate District: St. John’s Church Richard Adams developed the land around 1788. The Palmer-Taylor House was built in 1859. Sisters of…

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Carrington Row

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1818 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical District: St. John’s Church Built by the three sons of Ann Adams Carrington, it is the earliest existing example of connected row houses in Richmond.…

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The Pilot Block

Sep 17, 2014

District: St. John’s Church The block chosen for Historic Richmond’s Church Hill revitalization program in 1956 was given the name “the pilot block.” Within ten years, all of the buildings in…

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Meredith House

May 16, 2014

Year Built: c. 1813 Architectural Style: Federal District: Jackson Ward Located at 133 West Jackson Street, it is the second oldest house in Jackson Ward and was built for and by…

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