Dec 12

Give the Gift of RICHMOND!

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, Continue Reading...

Nov 16

Monroe Ward Zoning

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 – Continue Reading...

Nov 2

2018 Golden Hammer Awards- Winners

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 Continue Reading...

Oct 1

Interested in becoming a Junior Board Member in 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, Continue Reading...

Jun 21

Tonight’s Quoit Club Tour & Weather Update

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 Continue Reading...

May 30

Faux Graining: The Doors of Monumental Church

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) Continue Reading...

Apr 18

Historic Garden Day | Seminary Ave

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. Continue Reading...

Apr 12

UPDATE: Union Cottage Demolished

  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. Continue Reading...

Mar 1

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

[email protected] 801-815 West Cary Street 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 Continue Reading...

Feb 23

Bon Secours Granted Extension

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 Continue Reading...

Feb 21

Historic Richmond Requests Reschedule of Monument Avenue Commission Meeting

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 Continue Reading...

Feb 5

Buildings We Love: St. Luke Building

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 Continue Reading...

Dec 29

2017 has been a Monumnental year!

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 reContinue Reading...

Nov 6

2017 Golden Hammer Awards- Winners!

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 Continue Reading...

Oct 26

Call to Action: The Federal Historic Tax Credit

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 Continue Reading...

Oct 18

2017 Golden Hammer Awards’ Nomination Map

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 heContinue Reading...

Sep 21

Directions to Tektonics!

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 Continue Reading...

Sep 13

Buildings We Love: Old City Hall

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, Continue Reading...

Jan 30

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program Threatened

**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 Continue Reading...

Dec 22

What stories do these buildings tell?

                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 Continue Reading...

May 3

Beauty in the Details: Classical Architecture in Downtown Richmond

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 Continue Reading...

Apr 6

The History and Development of Shockoe Valley

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 Continue Reading...

Jan 21

Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition

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, Continue Reading...

Jan 7

Buildings We Love: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

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 Continue Reading...

Oct 1

Buildings We Love: Kent-Valentine House

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 Continue Reading...

Sep 18

A Special Thank You!

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 Continue Reading...

Sep 2
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Historic Richmond announces new Executive Director

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, Continue Reading...

Monroe Park

Places we love: Monroe Park, 1851

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 Continue Reading...

Dec 18

Plans for the revitalization of 109 E. Grace Street

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 ARTContinue Reading...

Dec 4
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Buildings we love: Hancock-Wirt-Caskie House

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 Continue Reading...

Rehab effort salvages dilapidated house

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 Continue Reading...

Nov 18

Interbake opens as Cookie Factory Lofts

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 THContinue Reading...

Nov 5

Williams: New vision taking shape for Black History Museum

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 Continue Reading...

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

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 Continue Reading...

Virginia Historic Garden Week April 26 through May 3

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 Continue Reading...

Mar 10

Revitalization project: 617 St. Peter Street

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 Continue Reading...