St. John's Church District

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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