We are watchdogs and cheerleaders, celebrating success and proactively addressing topical issues and immediate concerns.  Our goal is to engage the community in caring about and for our distinctive built environment: past, present, and future.

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The Westhampton School buildings include a 1917 two-story red brick Colonial Revival building designed by Benjamin West Poindexter and Marcellus E. Wright Associated Architects and a 1930 building designed by Raymond Victor Long. The Westhampton School served as a Henrico County public school until the area was annexed by the City of Richmond in 1942 and then served as a City school. From 1990 until 2009, the buildings were home to the Richmond Community High School.
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What does Mayor-elect Levar Stoney think about neighborhood revitalization? Historic Richmond asked Stoney a set of questions focusing on important neighborhood revitalization and preservation issues.
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Shockoe Bottom is critically important to our understanding of Richmond's and our nation's cultural history.
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The General Assembly Building at the corner of Broad and Ninth Streets, facing Capitol Square, reflects the last century of architectural evolution of public architecture of downtown Richmond, considered by some to be the finest assemblage of 20th century architecture in downtown Richmond.
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Three of Richmond’s five civic armories have been demolished and now only two remain: the Leigh Street Armory and the Blues Armory. Both have sat vacant for several decades. Recently, the Leigh Street Armory was restored and became the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, while the status of the Blues Armory remains uncertain. Our vision for Richmond includes a fully restored Blues Armory serving as a catalyst to spark revitalization in an important Downtown district, just as the Black History Museum recently has sparked revitalization in Jackson Ward.
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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.
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