Jun 16

Thirteen Acres School

Thirteen Acres School was originally a ca. 1885 farmhouse, one of the earliest dwellings in the Northside and pre-dating streetcar suburban developments. The house features a wrap-around porch, broad eaves supported by decorative dentils, a two-story bay window, and a hipped, slate roof. The property is named for its approximately thirteen acre. In 1967 the Continue Reading...

Apr 12

Old Soldiers’ Home

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 Continue Reading...

Dec 15

Westhampton School

Historic Richmond’s position has not changed. Historic Richmond wants to see the historic Westhampton School buildings retained, adapted and reused. Until robust and thorough discussions with City Council, Historic Richmond and the surrounding neighborhoods can take place and all required City zoning processes, including, but not limited to, Special Use Permit (SUP) and rezoning, have Continue Reading...

Dec 13

Richmond Garage at 6th and Franklin Streets

    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 Continue Reading...

Jul 26

1006 W. Franklin Street

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. Vacant for a number of years, the building had been allowed to deteriorate and accumulate multiple code violations. It is a contributing building in the West Franklin Street Continue Reading...

Jul 26

1302 Floyd Avenue

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 been vacant and boarded up for a number of years. It was acquired by the city in May 2014. While not listed as part of Continue Reading...

Aug 13
608 North 1st Street

608 North 1st Street

Year Built: c. 1900 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Jackson Ward UPDATE: August 20: We are thrilled to announce that the City will be stabilizing this house!! August 12: Historic Richmond is actively monitoring the Braxton-Stovall residence located at 608 N. 1st Street in Jackson Ward. This two story, brick, Italianate house is a contributing resource Continue Reading...

Jul 1
619 St. Peter Street

619 St. Peter Street

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 Street. In an effort to revitalize the surrounding area of the Leigh Street Armory, future home of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Continue Reading...

Jun 25
1913 and 1915 Grove Ave

1913 and 1915 Grove Avenue

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 contributing structures to the Fan Area National Historic District and contribute to the character, integrity, streetscape, and neighborhood environment of the Fan. The Tabernacle Baptist Continue Reading...

Jun 23

Westbourne

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, condemned by the City, and scheduled for auction multiple times, but each such auction has been cancelled at the last moment. The next auction is Continue Reading...

Oct 15

508 St. James Street

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 City’s Imminent Danger List in October 2013. Designed by Charles Thaddeus Russell, one of Virginia’s first black architects, this house served as the home of Continue Reading...

Oct 15

The Blackwell House

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 building. The Blackwell neighborhood is a historic community, though not listed on the National Register or in a City Old and Historic District. This house Continue Reading...

Oct 9

Westwood (McGuire Cottage)

Year Built: 1880s-1890s Architectural Style: Italianate Cottage     Neighborhood: Sherwood Park Historic Richmond is currently monitoring the Union Presbyterian Seminary’s development plan for a 36-acre tract in Sherwood Park that includes the historic Westwood house, locally known as McGuire Cottage. Westwood was the summer home of Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire, personal physician to Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Lewis Continue Reading...