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Second Baptist Church: DEMOLITION ALERT!

By Copeland Casati | October 29, 2021

UPDATE 2/12/22  Richmond’s grassroots efforts continue, with a rally to save Richmond landmark Second Baptist Church today, at 3. Please share. https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ4UjraFxCs/ UPDATE 2/11/22 1:30 p.m. Historic Richmond learned last night…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…