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Richmond Hill, 2209 E. Grace Street

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 the Visitation of Mary established a convent called Monte Maria from 1866-1987, adding the Chapel of Sacred Heart in the 1890s. In 1987, it became a Christian ecumenical retreat center called Richmond Hill.