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Second Baptist Church: DEMOLITION ALERT!

Oct 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…

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Westwood (McGuire Cottage)

Jan 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…

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Historic Brookbury Farm

Jul 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,…

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George Mason School

Aug 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…

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801-815 West Cary Street

Mar 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…

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Thirteen Acres School

Jun 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.…

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Old Soldiers’ Home

Apr 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…

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Westhampton School

Dec 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,…

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Masons’ Hall

Dec 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…

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Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin Streets

Dec 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…

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Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin Streets

Dec 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…

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1006 W. Franklin Street

Jul 26, 2016

Year Built:  c. 1900 Architectural Style:  Queen Anne with Georgian Revival porch District: West Franklin Street Historic District Historic Richmond has been monitoring 1006 W. Franklin Street for several years.…

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1302 Floyd Avenue

Jul 26, 2016

Year Built: c. 1895 Architectural Style:  Queen Anne with a Georgian Revival porch District: The Fan Historic Richmond has been monitoring continued deterioration of 1302 Floyd Avenue. The building had…

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Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Jan 6, 2016

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…

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608 North 1st Street

608 North 1st Street

Aug 13, 2015

Year Built: c. 1900 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Jackson Ward Update: Restored. UPDATE: August 20: We are thrilled to announce that the City will be stabilizing this house!! August 12:…

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619 St. Peter Street

619 St. Peter Street

Jul 1, 2015

Year Built: c. 1900 – 1910 Architectural Style:  Italianate District:  Jackson Ward Historic Richmond has been monitoring this property for several years since the acquisition and rehabilitation of the Meredith House, 133 Jackson…

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1913 and 1915 Grove Ave

1913 and 1915 Grove Avenue

Jun 25, 2015

Year Built: 1914 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Neighborhood: The Fan Historic Richmond is currently monitoring the two row houses owned by and adjacent to the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Both are…

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Westbourne

Jun 23, 2015

Year Built: 1919 Architectural Style: Georgrian Revival District: Hampton Gardens Historic Richmond has been monitoring continued deterioration of Westbourne, at 330 Oak Lane. The building has been vacant since May 2011,…

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508 St. James Street

Oct 15, 2014

Year Built: 1915 with a 20th century rear addition Architectural Style:  Colonial Revival District:  Jackson Ward Historic Richmond has been monitoring 508 St. James Street since it appeared on the…

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The Blackwell House

Oct 15, 2014

Year Built: c. 1911 District: Blackwell Historic Richmond is monitoring 211 E. 18th Street in an effort to find an appropriate buyer who would take the time to restore the…

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511 W. Marshall Street

Oct 10, 2014

Year Built: c. 1855 Architectural Style: Greek Revival with an Italianate porch District: Jackson Ward When 511 W. Marshall Street was listed on the City’s Imminent Danger List for demolition in…

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Marburg

Oct 9, 2014

Year Built: 1889 Architectural Style: Elements of Free Classic Queen Anne, Folk Victorian, and Colonial Revival District: Carillon neighborhood Built in 1889, Marburg is the oldest standing residence in the…

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Patteson-Schutte House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. late 1750s District: Forest Hill Located in the historic Forest Hill area of Southside Richmond, the Patteson-Schutte House is the oldest frame structure in the city. Believed to have…

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Montrose

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1898 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival District: Hermitage Road Historic District Built by Edmund Strud­wick, the movement to save this house from demolition led to the creation of the…

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Byrd Park Pump House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1882 Architectural Style:  Gothic Revival Located in Pump House/Three Mile Lock Park This stone building served two purposes: as a pumping station to take water from the James River…

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Superintendent’s House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1894 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: Hollywood Cemetery [Entrance] Wirt Chesterman designed this house to replace an older structure used by the cemetery superintendent. The house was built for $4,000.…

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Smith-Palmer House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1852 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street Richmond’s Greek Revival townhouse architecture at its most refined is well illustrated in the Smith-Palmer House. It is…

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Susan V. Joynes House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1885 Architectural Style: originally Queen Anne District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street In its original form the house was probably similar in style to the Bruce House next…

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208 – 212 W. Franklin St., formerly The Price House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1805 Architectural Style: Second Empire District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This was originally Tucker Hospital.  Greatly expanded over time, the original building is located in the…

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T. Seddon Bruce House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1885 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street The exterior displays the variety of ornamentation that was popular during the Victorian era. The interior retains many…

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A. S. Smith House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1870s Architectural Style: Late-Victorian District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This medium-sized townhouse was once plentiful in downtown Richmond. The dignified but not individually distinguished dwelling forms an…

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Mayo-Carter House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1895 Architectural Style: Beaux Arts District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This  house was designed by New York  architects Carrere & Hastings, the  same architects who designed the nearby…

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Cole Digges House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1805 Architectural Style: Federal District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street The house takes its name from the builder, Revolutionary War veteran Cole Digges. It serves as the headquar­ters…

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Ida Schoolcraft House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1875 Architectural Style: Second Empire District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This building is a two-and-a-half-stories by three-bay brick structure with a bell-cast mansard roof covered with colored patterned…

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Queen Anne Row

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1891   Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: 200 Block W. Franklin Street This section of row houses, built in 1891, are reminiscent of San Francisco. Exuberant turrets and bays…

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Christian House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1886 Architecture Style: Italianate District: Commonwealth Club in the Monroe Ward area Edward Christian was a New Market Cadet and graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1867. He came…

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Allen Double House

Sep 18, 2014

Headquarters of Historic Richmond Year Built: 1836 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Zero Blocks East & West Franklin District in the Monroe Ward area Built by William Allen, it is one…

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Linden Row

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1847 and 1853 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Linden Row in the Monroe Ward area Linden Row is an extraordinary example of row houses. Originally it contained ten houses,…

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National Theater

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1922 Architectural Style: Italian Renaissance Revival District: Broad Street This theater is located outside of the Broad Street Historic District. It features an Italianate exterior with Adamesque interior. C.K.…

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617 St. Peter Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1880 Architectural Style: Victorian District: Jackson Ward 617 St. Peter Street is a contributing structure in the Jackson Ward Historic District listed on the Virginia Register and…

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Goddin-Taylor House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1820 Architectural Style: Federal District: Jackson Ward The Goddin-Taylor House is one of the oldest houses in Jackson Ward and illustrates beautifully the typical development of a Richmond…

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Tucker Cottage

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1798 Architectural Style: Colonial District: Jackson Ward Originally located at 612 North 3rd Street, this is one of few gambrel-roofed cottages left in the city. It was moved in…

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Monumental Church

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1812-1814 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical On December 26, 1811, a fire at the Richmond Theatre claimed the lives of over seventy-two people, including the governor. Robert Mills, America’s first native-born,…

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Stewart-Lee House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1844 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Capitol Square Built by wealthy merchant Norman Stewart, this house was occupied by Robert E. Lee’s family during a portion of the Civil…

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Morson’s Row

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1853 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Capitol Square Built as rental property by James Morson, this row of bowfront town houses is the only remaining evidence of the residential neighborhood that…

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Old City Hall

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1887-1894 Architectural Style: High Victorian Gothic District: Capitol Square In complete contrast to Jefferson’s calm, classical Capitol, architect Elijah E. Meyers designed this paean to Victorian architecture. The interior is…

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Belle Bossieux Building

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1878 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Tobacco Row Built by Edmund Bossieux and named for his wife, Belle. Shops and restaurants are located below the cast-iron gallery with living space above.…

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Pace-King House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1860 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Shockoe Valley Built by Charles Hill, this house is named for occupants James B. Pace in the 1870s and Mrs. Jane King in the…

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523 N. 28th Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1895 Architectural Style: Vernacular Italianate District: Church Hill North  The main cornice of number 523 is a pleasant once with nicely detailed ornamental brackets between its flat panels. Above…

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Susannah Walker House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1860 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North  The 500 block has an impressive row of similar houses. They are among the last Greek Revival houses built on Church…

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Joseph Watts House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1855 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North  It is interesting that the house was built in a style usually found much earlier. It has fastidios stretcher brickwork. It…

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Nelson Turnley House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1853 Architectural Style: Greek Revival with Victorian additions District: Church Hill North  Mr. Turnley was a custodian at the Medical College, and later a tobacconist and land developer. The house…

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Billups Houses

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1884 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: Church Hill North Both houses, 601 and 603, are presumed to have been built soon after 1884, when one of them was constructed…

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Hiram Oliver Double House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1860 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North Hiram Oliver was a large-scale builder in the district. During the antebellum period, speculative building became the norm. Oliver was manager…

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James Parkinson House

Sep 18, 2014

James Parkinson House, c. 1818 Architectural Style: Federal District: Church Hill North Parkinson was a clerk at Rocketts, the port of Richmond. The present porch is a Victorian alteration. Flemish-bond brick…

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Francis V. Sutton House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1858 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North The small front porch on this house is one of the earliest example of the Renaissance Revival style in Richmond.…

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Reuben Ford House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1855 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North The house is named after the first pastor of the Leigh Street Baptist Church. This is a typical Greek Revival house…

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418, 420 N. 27th Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1896 Architectural Style: Vernacular District: Church Hill North  The quadruple house at 414-420 has retained much of its original porch with the cornice, turned posts, and varied brackets typical…

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Wills Store

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1813 Architectural Style: Federal District: Church Hill North Between 1813 and 1815, Charles Wills, captain of the local Camp Holly Militia, built a unique, two-story brick store at…

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Wills House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1812 Architectural Style: Federal District: Church Hill North The largest existing frame house in the district was the home of a wealthy and prominent merchant, Captain Charles Wills. It…

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Payne House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1880 Architectural Style: Victorian District: Church Hill North The cornice is beautifully detailed and its white paint allows the details to be seen very easily in the natural…

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C. L. Denoon Double House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1889 Architectural Style: Vernacular Italianate District: Church Hill North This house is somewhat similar to other double houses in Richmond; however, its use of double windows on both floors…

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2708-2710 E. Leigh Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1888-1890 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: Church Hill North Built by the Billups family as rental property.  It has a floor plan that includes corner porches with details…

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Frederick Elliott House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1847 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Church Hill North The house was built in 1847 with additional improvements in 1874 by Elliot. It is an elegant frame, Italianate townhouse with…

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Andrew Gentry Double House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1847 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Church Hill North   The double house at number 2605-2607, built by Andrew Gentry, is a rare example of all stretched-bond construction. A…

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2703 E. Clay Street

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1880 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Church Hill North The double house at 2703 has an original cornice with panels, ornamental brackets, and dentils. Both houses have transoms over…

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Hiram Oliver House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: 1848 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Union Hill Built in 1848 by Hiram Oliver, a real estate investor and tobacco merchant, this house is a vernacular example of the…

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Richard D. Mitchell House

Sep 18, 2014

Year Built: c. 1841 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Union Hill   A farmhouse pre-dating not only the Civil War but the mid-19th century “suburban” development of Union Hill as well.…

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Woodward House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: c. 1784 Architectural Style: Vernacular District: Woodward House-Rocketts  Located below Libby Hill Park and Church Hill, this house is the last surviving structure from the once-bustling port of Rocketts…

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Mann-Netherwood Block

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1895-1901 Architectural Style: Queen Anne District: St. John’s Church The houses were built by business partners John Mann and James Netherwood. The common garden in the back is owned…

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Adams Double House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1809 Architectural Style: Federal District: St. John’s Church The earliest surviving double house in Richmond; built by Dr. John Adams, who helped initiate development in this area through his…

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Morris Cottage

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1830 Architectural Style: Federal District: St. John’s Church This house is one of three cottages built by carpenter John Morris. The two other cottages are also located in this…

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Superior Warehouse

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: c. 1850 Architectural Style: Folk Victorian District: St. John’s Church This warehouse is attached to the Pohlig Brothers Building, built in 1853, at 2405—2419 East Franklin Street. It was…

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Elmira Shelton House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1844 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: St. John’s Church This was the home of Elmira Shelton, Edgar Allan Poe’s childhood sweetheart. They became engaged here just two weeks before…

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St. John’s Mews Garden

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1965 District: St. John’s Church The Mews was created in 1965 as a community garden through the collaboration of Historic Richmond and the Garden Club of Virginia. It…

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Harwood House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1869 Architectural Style: Italianate District: St. John’s Church This house boasts an excellent example of an ornate, cast-iron porch possibly made in a local foundry. Original dependencies survive behind…

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Carrington House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1813 Architectural Style: Federal District: St. John’s Church The first house built on the 2300 block. It is Richmond’s only surviving bowfront house from the early 1800s. It was…

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Hilary Baker House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1813 Architectural Style: Federal District: St. John’s Church Built by Hilary Baker, the first-story windows were lengthened for the addition of a Victorian veranda, which was subsequently removed.…

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Hardgrove House

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1849 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: St. John’s Church Built by Thomas Hardgrove. Original outbuildings and garden wall survive. Preserved two—story servants’ quarters are one of best examples in…

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Richmond Hill

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: begun 1810 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival and Italianate District: St. John’s Church Richard Adams developed the land around 1788. The Palmer-Taylor House was built in 1859. Sisters of…

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Carrington Row

Sep 17, 2014

Year Built: 1818 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical District: St. John’s Church Built by the three sons of Ann Adams Carrington, it is the earliest existing example of connected row houses in Richmond.…

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The Pilot Block

Sep 17, 2014

District: St. John’s Church The block chosen for Historic Richmond’s Church Hill revitalization program in 1956 was given the name “the pilot block.” Within ten years, all of the buildings in…

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Meredith House

May 16, 2014

Year Built: c. 1813 Architectural Style: Federal District: Jackson Ward Located at 133 West Jackson Street, it is the second oldest house in Jackson Ward and was built for and by…

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