“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Church Hill in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

600 N. 29th St.

C. 1890


— Historic Richmond —

600 N. 29th St. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
1. 600 N. 29th St. Marker
Inscription.  This Queen Anne building is an excellent example of preserved commercial architecture with its rusticated cast block walls, plate glass windows, mansard roof, and prominent storefront. It is part of a series of historically African-American owned blocks with Caroline Welsh, a picker, Lewis Allen, a driver, and John Robinson, being its first residents. The block was abandoned in the early 1900s. After several years the Nickel Savings Bank, owned by local resident and African American Dr. Richard Tancil, bought the property and many of the surrounding buildings. The result was ultimately revitalization of the block, and the selling of the property to dentist and African American Roscoe Brown. The buildings was consistently occupied in the following years by residents Chas Bell, and Nehemiah and Mabel Whitehead, he a laborer on the C&O Railroad. This house is listed as a contributing structure to the Church Hill North Historic District on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by The Church Hill Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these
600 North 29th Street image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
2. 600 North 29th Street
topic lists: African AmericansArchitectureIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
Location. 37° 31.932′ N, 77° 24.765′ W. Marker is in Church Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Leigh Street and North 29th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Leigh Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 North 29th Street, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elliott House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lewis Doughty House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2715 E. Broad Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen'l Joseph E. Johnston (approx. ¼ mile away); 210 N. 28th Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); 208 North 28th (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Bloody Run (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Church Hill.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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