Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The architecture of this home boasts 14-inch walls, 3 sandstone mantel fireplaces and a circular turret stairway with leaded stained glass windows painted with medieval scenes. A curved driveway to the mansion originally wound through wooded landscaped grounds to Three Chopt Road. Two brick pillars adorned the entrance. For 32 years, the building was the home of Mrs. Helen Dixon's nursery school.
Erected 2001 by County of Henrico. (Marker Number HC-16.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 37° 35.988′ N, 77° 32.133′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Townes Road, 0.1 miles west of Foster Road, on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7344 Townes Road, Richmond VA 23226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dahlgren's Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Outer Defenses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ridge Baptist Church UDC Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Westwood Club (approx. 1˝ miles away); Quioccasin, Westwood and Pryor Cemeteries (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Three-Chopt Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Skipwith Academy. Minnieland Private Day School (Submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,487 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.