Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District

Mar 17, 2022

Today, at the Quarterly Board Meeting, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources listed the Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Registry. The nomination will be sent to the National Park Service for review for listing on the National Register of Historical Places. The Shockoe Hill Burying Ground Historic District is a…

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Life Inside a Slave House

Feb 28, 2022

Thank you to all who attended Life Inside a Slave House, and special thanks to our sponsors, Dominion Energy and TCV Trust & Wealth Management. We were grateful for the knowledge shared by our panelists, Ana Edwards, Crystal O’Connor, and Douglas Sandford. If you find this presentation valuable, please consider a donation, here. Life Inside…

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Richmond Land Bank Transfers Lots to The JXN Project

Feb 14, 2022

The Richmond Land Bank of the Maggie L. Walker Community Land Trust is transferring lots to The JXN Project, helping Jackson Ward develop a cultural heritage site that includes a rebuilt Skipwith-Roper cottage. Read the details here: Historic Richmond partnered with the Richmond Land Bank’s feasibility study in Jackson Ward and supports its continued work to…

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Historic Second Baptist Church. Process Matters.

Feb 11, 2022

Historic Richmond learned last night that the City of Richmond has changed its position and plans to issue a demolition permit for the historic Second Baptist Church. Since we first learned about the filing of the demolition permit in October 2021, Historic Richmond reached out to the Jefferson Hotel and its owners informally and formally…

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Press Conference TODAY at 1:30 p.m.

Feb 11, 2022

Please join us for a PRESS CONFERENCE AT 1:30 AT FRANKLIN AND FOUSHEE STREETS! We have just learned that the City of Richmond has changed its position and plans to issue a demolition permit for the historic Second Baptist Church. Historic Richmond reached out to the Jefferson Hotel and its owners informally and formally with…

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General Assembly Advocacy: Act Now!

Feb 3, 2022

Act Now! As February begins, the General Assembly is hard at work on a number of preservation-related bills and budget items. Several of these items relate directly to Historic Richmond’s advocacy efforts for particular historic sites in and around Richmond and could have a significant positive impact on those sites and the Richmond Region. First…

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The History and Documentation of Slave Housing in Virginia

Aug 26, 2021

Thank you to all the participants who made Historic Richmond’s presentation, “The History and Documentation of Slave Housing in Virginia” such a success. We were grateful for the knowledge our panelists Elvatrice Belsches, Jobie Hill, and Douglas Sanford kindly shared on this topic, and for the sponsorship Dominion Energy and TCV Trust & Wealth Management,…

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Shockoe Brown Bag Lunch

Historic Richmond Brown Bag Lunch: A Virtual Walk Around Shockoe

Aug 16, 2021

Historic Richmond Brown Bag Lunch: A Virtual Walk Around Shockoe Shockoe is the valley where Richmond began. It is not only Richmond’s oldest neighborhood, but also has Richmond’s oldest surviving residential, commercial, industrial and civic structures. Many of Shockoe’s historic resources have been lost or are no longer visible on our developing urban landscape. Join…

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Do you know of historic resources in South Richmond?

Aug 12, 2021

We need your help to identify historic resources like buildings, neighborhoods, cemeteries and other places in South Richmond! Historic Richmond is excited to be working with the Department of Historic Resources and the City of Richmond on a selective survey of historic resources (buildings, neighborhoods, and places) in South Richmond. This project will not result…

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Help Richmond’s Parks!

Aug 2, 2021

Help Richmond’s Parks! We join the Friends of the James River Park and other parks groups in asking for your vote for Richmond’s Parks. As part of the American Rescue Plan, the City of Richmond is receiving $154 million. The City is conducting a survey to determine how to allocate that funding. The survey is…

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Fulton Gas Works

Apr 8, 2021

January 2021 update on Fulton Gasometer – it has been dismantled. Update: April 8, 2021 Below are Historic Richmond’s comments on the demolition plan for the Fulton Gas Works site. For more information about our position and previous comments Historic Richmond has submitted to the City of Richmond, click here. The public comment period for…

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Ingredients for Success: People, Places & Preservation

Mar 24, 2021

Click here to watch now! A look at several of Richmond’s most important historic preservation projects from landmark civic structures to its most humble neighborhoods. What did we do right? What went wrong? Why were these places important to save? How have these places helped to shape Richmond as the unique, beautiful and authentic place…

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Preservation and Sustainability

Feb 4, 2021

Click Here To Watch Now!   A Panel discussion with Quinn Evans Architects and the University of Richmond about the tie between preservation and sustainability. We will explore what that means for valuing existing buildings, carbon reductions and energy efficiency goals, and how reusing existing buildings are key to making an impact on climate change.…

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The Power of Preservation for People and Places – Pump House

Dec 23, 2020

We are excited to be partnering with the Friends of the Pump House and the City of Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation to develop preservation solutions for the Byrd Park Pump House! Our work is intended to revitalize the Pump House as the centerpiece of the City’s James River Park System and reflects the…

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Historic Brookbury Farm

Dec 7, 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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This Old House: A DIY Guide to Researching your Historic Home

Jul 24, 2020

Watch now! Click here! Little is known of the early history of Brookbury Farm, an antebellum agricultural plantation and one of the oldest houses in the City of Richmond. Most recently the home of Judge James Sheffield, the first Black judge to be appointed to a Virginia court since Reconstruction, the property was clearly historically…

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Historic Brookbury Farm to be Auctioned

Jul 22, 2020

Historic Brookbury Farm is currently scheduled to be auctioned by Motleys on August 19, 2020. Historic Richmond hopes to see the property purchased by a preservation-minded buyer. Brookbury 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…

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2020 Golden Hammer Awards

Jul 14, 2020

The application for nominations opens today for Historic Richmond + Storefront for Community Design’s 4th Annual Golden Hammer Awards. Nomination information for the 2020 Golden Hammer Awards can be found at  There will be an application fee of $50 for businesses and $5 for nonprofit and single family entries. Applications must be submitted before…

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A Message from Historic Richmond

Jun 22, 2020

Historic Richmond supports removing the Confederate monuments from Monument Avenue. We are heartbroken by the pain suffered by the Black community and stand with them in their struggle to be heard, as well as in opposing longstanding injustices and systemic racism in our country. The debate regarding Confederate monuments has been polarizing in Richmond and…

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A Message from Historic Richmond

Jun 3, 2020

We share in the shock, outrage, and grief of the American people and in particular, the Black community, resulting from the murders of George Floyd and so many others. These are not isolated incidents, but part of an historical pattern. Recent events have made a profound impact on us. At Historic Richmond we often say…

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Events through August POSTPONED

Mar 18, 2020

Based on the rapidly evolving situation relating to the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, we are writing to advise you that we have made the decision to postpone all events through August. Please continue to monitor our social media and your emails for future events. We will be updating our website, facebook, and instagram pages…

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Feb 27, 2020

Tonight’s lecture, Modern Living in Historic Homes is SOLD OUT! If you have already purchased a ticket (or arranged in advance to pay at the door) your name will be on a list at check in. Please note, no physical tickets are needed. “Local Pick Up” option, ensures your name on the check in list.

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Congregation Beth Ahabah Parking Directions

Feb 13, 2020

Parking Information: The Beth Ahabah/St. James’s parking deck is on West Franklin Street on the left hand side at the end of the first block, across the street from the Temple buildings. For more directions, please click here.   FREE EVENT! Quoit Club Membership Drive! Please RSVP to [email protected] Congregation Beth Ahabah  1121 W. Franklin Street…

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Gateway Corridor Revitalization- UPDATE!

Dec 18, 2019

Earlier this year we announced the details of our new partnership with project:HOMES and the City of Richmond to rehabilitate three historic homes for affordable housing in Southern Barton Heights. As the year comes to an end, we are excited to reflect back on the progress: In the first quarter of the year, we met…

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Interested in becoming a Junior Board Member in 2020?

Oct 1, 2019

Contact Membership Chair, Amelia Paulie at [email protected] with Questions about the Historic Richmond Junior Board! The Junior Board is a group of young leaders that supports the programs of Historic Richmond through its projects and prepares its members to be ambassadors for the organization through programs, educational events, and tours.  The group is limited to 40 members,…

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Day of Giving | October 1

Oct 1, 2019

Join us on October 1 for Historic Richmond’s Day of Giving! We have a matching challenge of $5,000. This means that EVERY GIFT will be DOUBLED! This is a grassroots campaign, and we are asking YOU- our supporters, cheerleaders, partners, and friends to tell us what you love about Historic Richmond and answer “This is why…

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Phone lines are down, please email

Sep 27, 2019

Our phone lines are currently down. Please email [email protected] for general inquires. We will announce here, when they are back up! Please follow along on our Facebook Page for updates! Cyane Crump Executive Director [email protected] Sally Mooney Director of Finance [email protected] Ceil Baxter Office Manager [email protected] Katherine McDonald Director of Development, Marketing, and Education [email protected] Joanne…

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VUU Quoit Club Directions- Sept 19

Sep 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Virginia Union University- Walking Tour (**1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, VA 23220) Parking Information: We will be meeting in the Living and Learning building #31 on the map attached HERE. Parking is available on site in the parking lot. ** The Address 1500 N Lombardy street will direct you to…

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Parking Information- June Quoit Club!

Jun 20, 2019

Parking Information for 1717 Innovation Center Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 1717 Innovation Center **MEMBERS ONLY EVENT** 1717 E. Cary Street Parking: Free Street Parking available in the area (PLEASE READ ALL SIGNS) GRTC Pulse Station at Main Street Station Paid Parking ($5-$6/day) available at multiple lots within 3 blocks of 1717 Main Street…

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Apr 26, 2019

YOUR ACTION NEEDED NOW! The National Register of Historic Places saves historic places. The National Park Service (NPS) recently proposed a number of troubling changes to the rules relating to the National Register nomination process and the Section 106 consultation process. These changes, by basing listing decisions on subjective factors rather than simply on the…

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Gateway Corridor Revitalization Project in South Barton Heights

Apr 16, 2019

Neighborhood Revitalization In 2021 we finished our neighborhood revitalization partnership with project:HOMES and the City of Richmond to rehabilitate three historic homes for affordable housing!!! Here at Historic Richmond, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep the People in the Places that matter to them. We often call this “keeping the…

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Job Posting: Preservationist

Mar 25, 2019

Interested in joining the Historic Richmond Team? We are hiring a Preservationist, click the link for more details about this job! Preservationist Job Posting

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A Year in Review

Dec 27, 2018

2018 A Year In Review! How can we begin to thank you – our friends, family, volunteers and supporters? You have generously given so much – your generosity, your enthusiasm, your time and your support – we are profoundly grateful for all of it! And above all – we thank you for caring as we…

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Give the Gift of RICHMOND!

Dec 12, 2018

Unique Richmond experiences, perfect for everyone on your list!   2019 Quoit Club Membership Buy a Membership Today! Add your friends and family to the guest list for some of the most exciting social engagements in Richmond! Mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history,…

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Monumental Church CLOSED for Court End Christmas

Dec 8, 2018

UPDATE: Due to the impending weather, Monumental Church will be CLOSED for Court End Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 9. We apologize for the inconvenience! Please be safe tomorrow!

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Monroe Ward Zoning

Nov 16, 2018

What’s the issue? The City has initiated rezoning  of Monroe Ward in an effort to facilitate the revitalization of Monroe Ward. We at Historic Richmond support the revitalization of Monroe Ward through a combination of infill on vacant lots and the preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of Monroe Ward’s significant existing historic structures. BUT –…

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2018 Golden Hammer Awards- Winners

Nov 2, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Golden Hammer Award Winners! For more information about the 2018 Golden Hammer Award Winners, CLICK HERE! To see all 2018 nominations, Click Here! Best Adaptive Reuse Richmond Ballet   1717 Innovation Center   Best New Construction Jefferson Green Condominiums   Best Placemaking Monroe Park   Institute for Contemporary Art   Best…

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East Stairwell of Monumental Church

Aug 3, 2018

The East Stairwell of Monumental Church has a fresh coat of paint! This stunning color  from Benjamin Moore is called Mochachino and was recently painted by H.J. Hotlz and Son. Click here to see the East Stairwell!  

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Tonight’s Quoit Club Tour & Weather Update

Jun 21, 2018

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the weather. In true Richmond fashion, they are predicting late afternoon summer showers typical for this time of year. We WILL continue with tonight’s Quoit Club RAIN or SHINE so please remember to bring your rain gear and walking shoes for tonight’s walking tour! However, please check the Historic Richmond…

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2018 Golden Hammer Awards Welcome Nominations

Jun 14, 2018
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Faux Graining: The Doors of Monumental Church

May 30, 2018

We are excited to present the completed faux graining to the inner sanctuary doors at Monumental Church! In 2017 Black Creek Workshop completed a paint analysis and reveal of the original faux graining on the doors at Monumental Church dating from 1814. From that sample, (that can still be seen on the west portico doors)…

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Apr 30, 2018

Stay up to date with everything going on at Historic Richmond. Read our 2018 Spring Newsletter.

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Historic Garden Day | Seminary Ave

Apr 18, 2018

Historic Garden Day Seminary Avenue Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Co-hosted by The Council of Historic Richmond and The Garden Clubs of Richmond. Located in the Ginter Park Historic District, this turn-of-the-century residential neighborhood located in Richmond’s northside is characterized by wide boulevards running north and south, and large residential lots.…

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UPDATE: Union Cottage Demolished

Apr 12, 2018

  Richmond has so many buildings and places that connect us to our past and define who we are as Americans, as Virginians, and as Richmonders. They reflect the soul of our city, display the substantial human investment of many builders and users, and connect us to our community as a unique and authentic place.…

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[email protected] 801-1-815 W. Cary Street

Mar 1, 2018

[email protected] 801-815 West Cary Street 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…

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Bon Secours Granted Extension

Feb 23, 2018

Bon Secours was granted an extension to review proposals for the historic school. Click here for the article from the Richmond Times Dispatch. Why BOTH buildings of the Westhampton School SHOULD be saved: As we have highlighted for you previously, the Westhampton School possesses an architectural, historic, and cultural significance that has engendered great affection…

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Historic Richmond Requests Reschedule of Monument Avenue Commission Meeting

Feb 21, 2018

Historic Richmond requests that the Mayor’s Monument Avenue Commission reschedule tonight’s meeting to a future date and location with the capacity to accommodate any members of the public that wish to attend. Historic Richmond works every day hand in hand with fellow non-profits, businesses, community stakeholders and other partners in the community to think creatively…

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Buildings We Love: St. Luke Building

Feb 5, 2018

St. Luke Building 902 St. James Street Edwardian style architecture “The original part of this building was constructed in 1903 to house one of many fraternal and self-help organizations for blacks that arose around 1900. Under the leadership of Richmond’s charismatic African American banker, Maggie Walker, the Independent Order of St. Luke quickly outgrew its…

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2017 has been a Monumnental year!

Dec 29, 2017

We couldn’t have done it without you – thank you to everyone who made this year so successful! There are only a few days left to support Historic Richmond in 2017. Check out our 2017 sizzle real and please take a moment to donate! click here for YouTube sizzle reel!  

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2017 Golden Hammer Awards- Winners!

Nov 6, 2017

Historic Richmond and storefront for community design are excited to announce the winners of the Golden Hammer Award. We had a record breaking 48 nominations this year! Over 150 people were attendance on November 2 to support those who were nominated.  It was a wonderful night to celebrate the variety of nominations and how each…

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2017 Golden Hammer Awards Program

Nov 2, 2017
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Call to Action: The Federal Historic Tax Credit

Oct 26, 2017

The Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) program is an effective means of accomplishing the goals of historic preservation and economic development and it has had a real and meaningful impact on our community. Yesterday, our friends at The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Virginia shared with us that the HTC is threatened and…

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2017 Golden Hammer Awards’ Nomination Map

Oct 18, 2017

The Golden Hammer Awards are on Thurs, Nov 2! Click our Map to see the locations, pictures and categories of the 50 nominations!     The Golden Hammer Awards Thursday, November 2, 2017 Monumental Church 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tickets available here.  

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Directions to Tektonics!

Sep 21, 2017

Tonight’s Quoit Club is at Tektonics! The directions are a little challenging, so please use this link to make sure you have the correct directions! Click Here for the link! Here are the directions: Tektonics is located at 702 E. 4th Street, next to Williams Bridge Company. Our location is not directly on E. 4th…

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Buildings We Love: Old City Hall

Sep 13, 2017

Old City Hall, 1887-1894 1001 E. Broad St High Victorian Gothic In complete contrast to Jefferson’s calm, classical Capitol, architect Elijah E. Meyers designed this paean to Victorian architecture. The interior is as highly decorated as the exterior and contains cast-iron stairs and arcades made by Richmonder Asa Snyder. Threatened by demolition in the 1970’s,…

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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program Threatened

Jan 30, 2017

**UPDATE** Thank you to all who called your legislator to voice your support for the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program as an effective means of accomplishing the goals of historic preservation and economic development in communities throughout the Commonwealth. Many thanks to Preservation Virginia for leading the advocacy efforts of preservationists across the state on…

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What stories do these buildings tell?

Dec 22, 2016

Both buildings are frame structures currently located within blocks of each other in the Shockoe Valley. Both are overlooked sites that connect us to our past and define who we are as Americans, as Virginians and as Richmonders. And both are structures that Historic Richmond has devoted significant efforts to saving in 2016. But the…

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Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin Streets

Dec 8, 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.  While most parking decks create dead…

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Historic Richmond and Storefront for Community Design Partner to Co-Host the Golden Hammer Awards

Dec 8, 2016

With support from the Better Housing Coalition, Historic Richmond is partnering with Storefront for Community Design to co-host the Golden Hammer Awards! Greta Harris, Better Housing Coalition’s President & CEO said, “We have been proud stewards of the Golden Hammer Awards for the past five years and, while all of the winners have made important contributions…

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Historic Richmond Presents Celebrate the City “Beyond the Boulevard”

Oct 26, 2016

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE SCOTT’S ADDITION PHOTOBOOK Historic Richmond is excited to announce the “Beyond the Boulevard” event on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  The event is a party, art show and art auction designed to raise awareness of the potential needs, challenges and opportunities of revitalization and infill of residential and commercial buildings in…

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Protected: Monumental Church: Historic Structures Report

Oct 11, 2016

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Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition Winners and Notable Submissions

Jun 30, 2016

RICHMOND, VA June 23, 2016— If you love to explore Richmond’s historic neighborhoods, you’ve probably noticed vacant lots and new construction. What does it mean to build new within an existing urban neighborhood that has both historic significance and a distinct identity? Join in the conversation as you peruse design ideas specifically created for two…

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Protected: Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition

May 20, 2016

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Beauty in the Details: Classical Architecture in Downtown Richmond

May 3, 2016

A look at Richmond’s evolving downtown architecture and how its varied nature repeatedly has referenced classical elements and ancient precedent in architectural compositions both complex and modern. Moderated by Calder Loth, senior architectural historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The event was held on April 7, 2016, at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design…

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The History and Development of Shockoe Valley

Apr 6, 2016

An educational panel discussion of Shockoe Valley with all its complexities, its architecture, the diverse population of races and classes that once called this area home, the role that Richmond played in the slave trade, the variety of commerce, and the impact of transportation. Panelists: Bryan Clark Green, Director of Preservation at Commonwealth Architects David…

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Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition

Jan 21, 2016

Historic Richmond recognizes the needs and challenges of designing new construction on empty lots within the City of Richmond’s Old & Historic Districts. We are committed to maintaining the historic architectural integrity of Richmond while accommodating new buildings that will create our future legacy. In an effort to encourage thoughtful and creative design and dialogue,…

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Buildings We Love: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Jan 7, 2016

18 North Laurel Street   Built in 1903-1906 in Renaissance Revival Style. This church was built to accommodate the Catholic population that had outgrown St. Peter’s Church on Grace Street. Financier Thomas F. Ryan donated the money for the building, which is made of Virginia granite and Indiana limestone. The interior is highly decorated in…

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2014 – 2015 Annual Report

Nov 13, 2015

Stay up to date with everything going on at Historic Richmond. Read our 2014 – 2015 Annual Report.

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Buildings We Love: Kent-Valentine House

Oct 1, 2015

Buildings We Love: 12 East Franklin Street Kent-Valentine House, 1845 Colonial Revival. The house is greatly altered from its original appearance by the addition of the classical portico which replaced the iron veranda. The house retains its carriage house in back and a large yard. Restored in the 1970’s, it is now the headquarters for…

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A Special Thank You!

Sep 18, 2015

On behalf of Historic Richmond’s Board of Trustees and Staff, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to those who supported us during the Amazing Raise. With your generous donations we received close to $8,000! Thank you for making the commitment to our mission. Without you, we would not be able to shape the…

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Cyane Crump

Historic Richmond announces new Executive Director

Sep 2, 2015

The Board of Trustees of Historic Richmond announced today that it has appointed Cyane B. Crump as the new Executive Director. Ms. Crump has been serving in the role of Interim Executive Director of Historic Richmond since February 2015. She brings extensive experience in nonprofit governance with community boards, including The YMCA of Greater Richmond,…

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2015 Summer Newsletter

2015 Summer Newsletter

Jul 30, 2015

Stay up to date with everything going on at Historic Richmond. Read our 2015 Summer Newsletter.

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Robinson & Cary Street Trolley Barns

Jul 8, 2015

The history of the Robinson & Cary Street Trolley Barns reflects Richmond’s economic, social and land use development. Advances in transportation by the streetcar were so influential in Richmond’s development that neighborhood expansion patterns can be credited to the electric streetcar lines. Read more…

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Monroe Park

Places we love: Monroe Park, 1851

Jun 3, 2015

Between Belvidere, Laurel, W. Franklin, & W. Main Streets The park once served as the State Fairgrounds and housed a military hospital during the Civil War. After the war, the first organized baseball games in Richmond were played here. Today the park is a recreation destination for the neighborhood. The Fan District’s name derives from…

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William H. Grant House

Buildings we love: William H. Grant House, 1857

May 6, 2015

1008 E. Clay Street This Italianate mansion, featuring cast-iron hoods over windows, marble steps and an elaborate entrance porch, was built by tobacco merchant William H. Grant. It became Sheltering Arms Hospital in 1894 and is now used as offices by Medical College of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Wills House

Buildings we love: Wills House, 1812

Apr 1, 2015

407 N. 27th Street This Federal style building is the oldest house remaining in Church Hill North. It is the largest existing frame house in the district and was the home of a wealthy and prominent merchant, Captain Charles Wills. The survival of many of the original beaded boards is remarkable. The wing now known…

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Ebeneezer Baptist Church

Buildings we love: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1858

Mar 4, 2015

216 W. Leigh Street This Neoclassical church was an offshoot of the First African Baptist Church at 301 College Street. This structure was built to replace an earlier frame church. The church helped found Hartshorn Memorial College which became part of Virginia Union University. Its spire has been removed.

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Masonic Temple

Buildings we love: Masonic Temple, 1893

Feb 4, 2015

101-107 W. Broad Street Designed by Jackson Gott, this Romanesque Revival style building has upper floors which once contained meeting rooms and a ballroom. The ground floor was occupied by the Woodward & Lothrop department store. It has been converted into apartments and a conference center with businesses on the ground floor.

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Buildings we love: Egyptian Building, 1845

Jan 7, 2015

1223 E. Marshall Street Built in 1845, this Egyptian Revival style building was designed by Thomas Stewart the for Medical Department of Hampden-Sydney College, which later became the Medical College of Virginia. It is considered one of the nation’s best examples of the Egyptian Revival style. The building has remained in continuous use since its completion…

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Plans for the revitalization of 109 E. Grace Street

Dec 18, 2014

We are thrilled to hear plans for the revitalization of 109 E. Grace Street. The stunning 1935 Art Deco building, which has been vacant for many years, will be transformed into an upscale market. Richmond is lucky to have such passionate community members who continue to care for our historic buildings! READ THE ARTICLE HERE.

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Richmond Nonprofit & Local Developer Restore Historic Jackson Ward Home

Dec 5, 2014

Historic Richmond’s recent renovation of 617 St. Peter Street in Jackson Ward was featured on ABC 8 News – WRIC. WATCH THE VIDEO.

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Buildings we love: Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House

Dec 4, 2014

Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House, 2 N. 5th Street. Built in 1808, this Federal style house is an adaptation of a B. Henry Latrobe design and is the last remaining building of its kind. The unique demi-octagonal bays, arcade gallery and detailed interior make this a sophisticated example of early 19th-century residential architecture in Richmond. Owned by the…

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Rehab effort salvages dilapidated house

Nov 26, 2014

By KATIE DEMERIA, Richmond BizSense Photo by Brandy Brubaker and Katie Demeria Posted: Friday, November 25, 2014 Fantastic article on our recent project in Jackson Ward. The restoration of 617 St. Peter Street wouldn’t have been possible without our partner Clark Glavé of MacTyler Development Corp. and all of our friends and supporters. Historic Richmond partnered with Clark…

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Interbake opens as Cookie Factory Lofts

Nov 18, 2014

By CAROL HAZARD, Richmond Times-Dispatch Photo by Alexa Welch Edlund, Richmond Times-Dispatch Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 10:30 pm In case you missed it, here is a great article on The Cookie Factory Lofts in the former Interbake Foods building. Wonderful example of how historic buildings can lend themselves to contemporary interior design.  READ THE ARTICLE.

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Williams: New vision taking shape for Black History Museum

Nov 5, 2014

By Michael Paul Williams Richmond Times Dispatch photo Alexa Welch Edlund Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014 Very exciting news for the Black History Museum & Cultural Center, Jackson Ward and Richmond. We are proud to be a part of the continued revitalization of the area with our work at 617 St. Peter Street and 133…

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Monumental Church turns 200

Oct 9, 2014

By KATHERINE CALOS Richmond Times-Dispatch Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 A fantastic article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch highlighting 200-year-old Monumental Church. READ THE ARTICLE.

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Walk On Architecture Review: Three modest, diverse and well-conceived projects add to the pedestrian experience in downtown Richmond.

Aug 19, 2014

BY EDWIN SLIPEK Style Weekly August 19, 2014 Great article in Style Weekly on the recently installed Dr. Waverly M. Cole and Dr. John R. Cook Memorial Terrace at Monumental Church! READ THE ARTICLE

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The Margrave of Marburg How friends and neighbors — and a developer — saved the oldest house in the Byrd Park community.

Jul 1, 2014

BY HARRY KOLLATZ JR. R Home July/August 2014 issue Great article on Marburg House in Richmond Magazine’s R Home! “The developers, Ben Partridge and Mark Slack of Castle Kanawha, at first considered demolishing the house to make way for six upscale houses. The neighborhood association and Historic Richmond had other ideas. An intercessor was HR’s…

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Where Am I RVA? Monumental Church Renovation

Jul 1, 2014

BY PHIL RIGGAN “With a recent upgrade to an outdoor patio space, the renovation of the church is nearly complete. Local design build firm, WestView Companies, designed and constructed the historic timeline, which was constructed of solid granite pieces, inlaid into the new memorial terrace on the west side of the church, and etched…

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A Monumental Love Story

Jun 24, 2014

BY HARRY KOLLATZ JR. Richmond magazine June 24, 2014 “This is a many-splendored love story. It’s about the commitment between two people and devotion to a beloved place that arose from tragedy.” READ THE ARTICLE

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How old Grand Rapids City Hall’s twin in Virginia survived the wrecking ball

May 29, 2014

BY GARRET ELLISON MLive/The Grand Rapids Press, May 29, 2014  Historic Richmond was featured in The Grand Rapids Press for our success in saving Old City Hall from demolition. READ THE ARTICLE

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Saving history does not come cheap

May 28, 2014

BY BRANDY BRUBAKER Richmond BizSense, May 28, 2014 “The Historic Richmond is spearheading efforts to enhance and restore the 200-year-old Monumental Church at 1224 E. Broad St.” READ THE ARTICLE

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Monumental Church Undergoes Two Exciting Projects

Apr 28, 2014

By Emily Davis for Richmond Weddings Blog In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Monumental Church, Historic Richmond has recently embarked on two exciting projects. Historic Richmond hired Elaine Tucker Haviland, historic paint artisan, to restore the altar to its original 1814 paint scheme – a faux Prussian blue marble with off white marble trim.…

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Virginia Historic Garden Week April 26 through May 3

Apr 22, 2014

BY EDWIN SLIPEK Style Weekly “It’s called Historic Garden Week, but that’s selling it short. For eight days beginning April 26, the doors and garden gates of 250 private residences — some grandiose, all enticing — will be thrown open for inspection and ogling. The vicarious thrills are considerable. And while many of the properties…

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Practicing the art of transformation

Apr 10, 2014

BY BURL ROLETT Richmond BizSense Virginia Commonwealth University’s art department moves into the recently restored building at 814 W. Broad St., formerly home to Richmond Glass Shop. Commonwealth Architects designed the renovated spance and TRENT was the general contractor for the project. READ THE ARTICLE

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HOLMBERG: Monumental task for Monumental Church in Monument City

Apr 9, 2014


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Historic Byrd Park & Maymont Tours

Apr 3, 2014

BY VIRGINIA THIS MORNING The Council of Historic Richmond will co-sponsor the Byrd Park and Maymont tour on April 30. For more information, dates and tickets CLICK HERE.  

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Revitalization project: 617 St. Peter Street

Mar 10, 2014

Historic Richmond is partnerting with Ark Construction & Development, on the revitalization project at 617 St. Peter Street in Jackson Ward. The rehabilitation of this c.1900 house, located just around the corner from the Meredith House, will have a positive impact for the streetscape and the Leigh Street Armory, the future home of the Black…

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Historic Richmond Newsletter 2014

Mar 1, 2014

Stay up to date with everything going on at Historic Richmond. Read our 2014 Spring Newsletter.

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