by John G. Zehmer, Richard Cheek (photographer)
The Church Hill Old & Historic Districts captures the people and buildings that tells the stories of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods. The book not only includes the original book, Church Hill: The St. John’s Church Historic District, 1991, but also Chimborazo Park, Church Hill North and Shockoe Valley. Jack Zehmer captures much of the building stock of the four old and historic districts with his black & white photography. From time to time, he weaves ownership history in the architectural text. Richard Cheek, a phenomenal photographer, highlights the beauty of the architectural details of the building stock with his color photography that nearly jumps off the page.