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Westwood (McGuire Cottage)

By Rebecca Redington | January 29, 2021

Year Built: 1880s-1890s Architectural Style: Italianate Cottage     Neighborhood: Sherwood Park Update: January 29, 2021 It is profoundly distressing that Union Presbyterian Seminary has demolished one of the oldest surviving structures in Northside – Westwood house, also known locally as the McGuire Cottage. We share the outrage of those in the community who, like us, worked…

Historic Brookbury Farm

By historicrichmondadmin | July 22, 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…

George Mason School

By historicrichmondadmin | August 20, 2019

Our original [email protected] website post, dated August 20, 2019, has been updated with additional information, research, findings, and photographs. Background Thanks to some super sleuths, it was noted that the oldest remaining portion of George Mason Elementary School (Figure 1) incorporates a cornerstone with a 1922 date. The George Mason Elementary School has a complex…

801-815 West Cary Street

By historicrichmondadmin | March 9, 2018

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 Street: 1840s semi-detached gable-roofed commercial/residential…

Thirteen Acres School

By historicrichmondadmin | June 16, 2017

Update: April 8, 2021 In September 2020, the City’s Biennial Real Estate Strategies Plan was released. It lists 77 parcels of city-owned real estate, which are separated into three categories. Category One consists of parcels with potential for future affordable homeownership, Category Two consists of parcels/assemblages of parcels with potential for future affordable multi-family rental…

Old Soldiers’ Home

By historicrichmondadmin | April 12, 2017

Year Built: ca. 1885 Architectural Style:  Victorian This charming house located at 2715 Broad Rock Boulevard was originally constructed in 1885 on the current site of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as part of the Robert E. Lee Camp, #1, Confederate Veterans Home. The Confederate Veterans Home was constructed on a 36-acre tract of…

Westhampton School

By historicrichmondadmin | December 15, 2016

Update:  Bon Secours, VCU Health, and Thalhimer Realty Partners broke ground on the redevelopment of the Westhampton School property. The redevelopment of the 1917 school will eventually house 129 apartments, a parking deck, retail and office space, and an outdoor plaza. A separate outpatient pediatric facility will be built on the property along Libbie Ave.…

Masons’ Hall

By historicrichmondadmin | December 15, 2016

  Masons’ Hall is the oldest building in the United States erected for Masonic purposes and continuously used for that purpose. Due to its age, history of uses and association with important personages, Masons’ Hall at 1807 E. Franklin Street is one of Richmond’s most significant buildings. Built in 1785, its history is so closely…

Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin Streets

By historicrichmondadmin | December 15, 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. Updated December 13, 2016: City Council voted to…

Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin Streets

By historicrichmondadmin | December 13, 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. Update:  City Council voted to…