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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Richmond, Virginia

Clickable Map of Richmond, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Richmond Ind. City, VA (487) Chesterfield County, VA (224) Henrico County, VA (330)  Richmond(487) Richmond (487)  ChesterfieldCounty(224) Chesterfield County (224)  HenricoCounty(330) Henrico County (330)
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1Virginia, Richmond — "For God And Country"1917 — 1918
In honor of the men and women of the City of Richmond, Virginia, who gave their lives in The World War for the principles of justice, freedom and democracy. Erected by their comrades of the five Richmond posts of the . . . Map (db m90097) WM
2Virginia, Richmond — "Richmond"
William Byrd II of Westover, owner of the land around the falls of the James River, wrote in his diary on September 19, 1733: …we laid the foundations of two large Citys. One at Shacco’s, to be called Richmond and the other at the point of . . . Map (db m16145) HM
3Virginia, Richmond — "The Great Chief Justice"
Born in Fauquier County, John Marshall was admitted to the bar there in 1780 following service in the Revolutionary army. In 1783 he married Mary Willis Ambler and lived the remainder of his life in Richmond where until 1797 he accepted President . . . Map (db m22610) HM
4Virginia, Richmond — “I must save the women of Richmond!”
. . . Map (db m16216) HM
5Virginia, Richmond — E-232 — Loving v. Virginia
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, defined under Virginia’s 1924 Racial Integrity Act as an interracial couple, married in June 1958 in Washington, D.C and returned home to Caroline County. Arrested in July for violating Virginia’s laws against . . . Map (db m108166) HM
6Virginia, Richmond — 1 North Boulevard
[Top plaque:] The Fan Area Historic District National Register of Historic Places Contributing Structure Erected 1914 Richmond Virginia [Bottom plaque:] This property has been placed on the . . . Map (db m133721) HM
7Virginia, Richmond — 10 N. Boulevard
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 10 N. Boulevard 1915 Map (db m133720) HM
8Virginia, Richmond — 101 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard
The Fan Area Historic District National Register of Historic Places Contributing structure erected 1917 Richmond • VirginiaMap (db m133773) HM
9Virginia, Richmond — 103 South Boulevard
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 103 South Boulevard 1020 Map (db m133711) HM
10Virginia, Richmond — 115 South Boulevard
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 115 South Boulevard 1913 Map (db m133714) HM
11Virginia, Richmond — 1200 Block East Cary Street
Because of Shockoe Slip’s convenience to both canal and rail transport, many different businesses contributed to its economic make-up. Some of the buildings in this block housed concerns that would be expected in the area, such as a cigar . . . Map (db m40665) HM
12Virginia, Richmond — 1201 East Cary Street
This building, now the home of the popular Tobacco Company Restaurant, was originally built in 1866, just one year after the Evacuation Fire. Erected during the most difficult period Richmond has ever experienced, the structure was considered . . . Map (db m40664) HM
13Virginia, Richmond — 1300-1304 East Cary Street
This corner has long been dominated by restaurants and saloons which served the commercial area’s workers and clientele. Often commission merchants occupied the upstairs offices. This handsomely detailed building erected on a site which extends . . . Map (db m40672) HM
14Virginia, Richmond — 13th Street Bridge
The keystone inscription bears the initials of the two owners of the Haxall-Crenshaw Mill, which once stood here. The old 13th Street Bridge and the arch on the bank of the canal opposite this spot were built by Richard B. Haxall and Lewis D. . . . Map (db m23820) HM
15Virginia, Richmond — 17 FeetJune 19-23, 1972 — Hurricane Agnes —
The red line above marks the highest known flood level at this location. On June 20, 1972, Hurricane Agnes brought torrential rainfall to the Richmond region, with the flood crest occurring on June 23. At this spot, flood levels reached a . . . Map (db m133685) HM
16Virginia, Richmond — 19 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard
The Fan Area Historic District National Register of Historic Places Contributing structure erected 1913 Richmond • VirginiaMap (db m133775) HM
17Virginia, Richmond — 201 South Boulevard
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 201 South Boulevard 1920 Map (db m133715) HM
18Virginia, Richmond — 205 North 23rd StreetMews House — c. 1891 —
First occupied by James White, a clerk at 1540 East Main Street, this is a typical Queen Anne row house with a projecting octagonal bay with a turret roof. It was built in 1891 and following 1895, it was the home of Moses H. Carter, a mailman, who . . . Map (db m166018) HM
19Virginia, Richmond — 208 North 28thc. 1905 — Historic Richmond Foundation —
David C. Kennedy was among the first residents of this Queen Anne home, built in 1905. Kennedy was the manager at hardware company Baldwin and Brown before becoming President of hardware company Kennedy Brothers and Kelham Inc. The business was . . . Map (db m149670) HM
20Virginia, Richmond — 21 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard
The Fan Area Historic District National Register of Historic Places Contributing structure erected 1913 Richmond • VirginiaMap (db m133774) HM
21Virginia, Richmond — 210 N. 28th Streetc. 1905 — Historic Richmond Foundation —
This brick Queen Anne double house was built in 1905. It features a bow projection topped by a domical turret. The well-preserved colored rosettes in the slate roof and the octagonal turret are also duplicated at #208. The first resident was Frank . . . Map (db m149669) HM
22Virginia, Richmond — 2200 E. Broad St.c. 1822 — Historic Richmond —
Construction began on the western end of this building in 1822. It front facade has since been altered due to lowering of the street level. This Federal style building has a distinctive history. After it was built by a carpenter, john Quarles, his . . . Map (db m149673) HM
23Virginia, Richmond — 2204 E. Grace Streetc. 1885 — Historic Richmond —
This classic Italianate townhouse was built in 1885 by Charles W. Hardwick, a local developer. Mr. Hardwick was also the owner of Hardwick & Mitchell Box Factory & Planing Mill. The company was located at 1810-1816 Cary Street specializing in . . . Map (db m166011) HM
24Virginia, Richmond — 2205 East Broad StreetHistoric Richmond — The Church Hill Association —
This Italianate style house was constructed in 1892 and Stephen Gaylord, manager of Pioneer Beef and Provisions Company, was its first occupant. Prominent features of this home include an eloquent wooden porch, segmental arched windows, and . . . Map (db m149674) HM
25Virginia, Richmond — 2209 East Broad Street - Miles Turpin Housec. 1861 — Historic Richmond Foundation —
Commissioned in 1861, this Greek Revival was not completed until after the Civil War. Turpin owned with William Yarbrough the Turpin and Yarbrough Tobacco Co. located at 25th & Franklin which also served as the Second Alabama Hospital during the . . . Map (db m149676) HM
26Virginia, Richmond — 2215 E. Broad Streetc. 1861 — Historic Richmond Foundation —
Built in 1861 for William Yarbrough, one of Richmond's leading tobacconists, whose factory still stands at the SW corner of 25th and Franklin Streets. A classic example of the Late Greek Revival style with Italianate touches, it is credited to . . . Map (db m149677) HM
27Virginia, Richmond — 2307 E. Broad Streetc. 1818
Part of Carrington Row, this row house was built in 1818 by the sons of Ann Adams Carrington. The architecture was inspired by the work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe and Robert Mills. The home was designed by builder-architect Otis Mason. It is the . . . Map (db m67425) HM
28Virginia, Richmond — 2510 E. Franklin Streetc. 1877 — Historic Richmond —
This three-bay brick Italianate townhouse was built no later than 1877 by a speculative builder It features a one-story porch with simple posts. The diminutive front yard features an iron fence with a welcoming gate. Watermen, Charles T., Daniel S. . . . Map (db m149656) HM
29Virginia, Richmond — 2514 E. Franklin StreetC. 1875 — Historic Richmond —
This Italianate two-story, pressed brick rowhouse was constructed along with the adjacent rowhouses (2510 and 2512 E. Franklin St.) prior to 1877 and retains its original bracketed eaves and pierced paneled cornice. The first recorded residents of . . . Map (db m149635) HM
30Virginia, Richmond — 2610 East Franklin Street(10 North Second Street)
Built in 1848 by Frederick and William Anderson, part of a row of four town houses. Owned by the family Miss Ellen Wilkins Tompkins, 1877 - 1963. Demolished in 1969 by the City of Richmond for library expansion. Re-erected in 1969 - 1971.Map (db m149660) HM
31Virginia, Richmond — 2708 E. Franklin Streetc. 1902 — Historic Richmond —
This house reflects the architectural elements of the turn of the twentieth century with an Italianate cornice and simple porch with turned posts in a classical balustrade. It was constructed as one of three houses, 2706-2708-2610. Virginia V. . . . Map (db m149664) HM
32Virginia, Richmond — 2710 E. Franklin Streetc. 1902 — Historic Richmond —
This rowhouse was constructed at the turn of the twentieth century and features an Italianate cornice and simple porch with turned posts in a classical balustrade. Edward C. Saunders occupied the house from 1902-1914. He was a traveling salesman for . . . Map (db m149663) HM
33Virginia, Richmond — 2715 E. Broad Streetc. 1886 — Historic Richmond —
This classic brick three-bay townhouse was built c. 1886. The Italianate design features a delicate Eastlake porch. The city directory in 1886 lists Cyrus G. Bossieux of B. C. Bristow & Bro. as the first occupant. In 1889, Rev. T. P. Bell with the . . . Map (db m149671) HM
34Virginia, Richmond — 28th St Draw Bridge / Great Shiplock Canal"The Tidewater Connection"
28th St Draw Bridge The lift bridge before you was built by the Norfolk and Southern Railroad in 1929 to serve the paper mills along the Pamunkey River at West Point. A moveable bridge was always necessary to allow . . . Map (db m47385) HM
35Virginia, Richmond — 2916 Libby TerraceLangstedt House — c. 1871 —
This three-bay brick house was the home of Dr. Frederick H. Langstedt, a physician. It was built no later than 1871. The original house features a restrained Italianate cornice, a delicate iron porch, stone window lintels and unusual, oversized . . . Map (db m149668) HM
36Virginia, Richmond — 3009 E. Broad Street1904 — Historic Richmond —
This Queen Anne house with Colonial Revival accents was constructed in 1904. The first occupant was Henry A. Hare, a planing mill worker. this house is listed as a contributing structure to the St. John's Church Historic District on the Virginia . . . Map (db m180190) HM
37Virginia, Richmond — 3013 Libby Terracec. 1881 — Historic Richmond —
This three-bay frame house was built c. 1881. The original design has been retrimmed with Georgian Revival details. The rear windows of the house have outstanding views of the river and surrounding neighborhoods. Originally, the house address was . . . Map (db m149667) HM
38Virginia, Richmond — 3101 E. Broad St.c. 1888 — Historic Richmond Foundation —
In 1860, this parcel of land was purchased by a George Benson. The vernacular style frame house was built with Greek Revival elements and a distinctive false mansard roof. Early occupants included Charles P. Epps – bookkeeper for J.E. Phillips and . . . Map (db m180192) HM
39Virginia, Richmond — 3107 E. Broad Streetc. 1897 — Historic Richmond —
This three-bay rick row house was built c. 1897. The city directory in 1897 lists Edward L. Parr, clerk with Southern Railway, as the first occupant. Subsequent residents were John W. Maker, captain, and Eugene M. Wallace, a foreman at Miller & . . . Map (db m180191) HM
40Virginia, Richmond — 3420 East Broad Streetc. 1909 — Historic Richmond —
This late Victorian with its fine gauged brick provides the back drop for its highly decorated architectural elements. The Georgian front door includes a segmental arch with tracery and simple sidelights. The full-width front porch has pairs of . . . Map (db m180195) HM
41Virginia, Richmond — 5 North 29th Streetc. 1886 — Historic Richmond Foundation —
This quintessential Victorian style house features a bracketed Italianate porch and intricate oak-leaf pattern ironwork fence. It's earliest resident was W. C. Camp, a box manufacturer. Dr. Reverend James M. Frost, pastor of Leigh Street Baptist . . . Map (db m149665) HM
42Virginia, Richmond — 509 North Mulberry Street
The Fan Area Historic District National Register of Historic Places Contributing structure erected 1927 Richmond • VirginiaMap (db m133772) HM
43Virginia, Richmond — 600 N. 29th St.C. 1890 — Historic Richmond —
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 . . . Map (db m133686) HM
44Virginia, Richmond — 605 N. 25th StreetPre-1889 — Historic Richmond —
This freestanding Colonial Revival frame house appears to have been constructed in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, however, city records indicate that it may predate 1875 and has been heavily renovated in the early twentieth century. . . . Map (db m180203) HM
45Virginia, Richmond — A Bateau Pole
This pole is a reproduction of the poles used by Bateau polemen. The crew of a Bateau consisted of two polemen, who walked on boards running the length of the boat on either side and a steersman who used a sweep at the stern. To navigate upstream, . . . Map (db m23922) HM
46Virginia, Richmond — A Legacy on Leigh StreetMaggie L. Walker National Historic Site
This Italianate mansion was once the bustling home of pioneering African American entrepreneur Maggie Lena Walker (1864- 1934). Walker lived here for the final thirty years of her life and greatly expanded the home to accommodate four generations of . . . Map (db m94571) HM
47Virginia, Richmond — A. P. Hill
Front of Monument: Born in Culpepper Co. November 9th 1825 Killed before Petersburg April 2nd 1865. Back of Monument : His remains were interred here June 24, 1891.Map (db m19813) HM
48Virginia, Richmond — SA-69 — Adams-Van Lew House
Richmond mayor Dr. John Adams built a mansion here in 1802. It became the residence of Elizabeth Van Lew (1818-1900) whose father obtained it in 1836. During the Civil War, Elizabeth Van Lew led a Union espionage operation. African Americans, such . . . Map (db m15926) HM
49Virginia, Richmond — Adapting Power
The Raceway and Earlier Uses of the Site This raceway brought water from the James River and Kanawha Canal to power waterwheels, and later turbines, that drove machinery. During its earliest use, the raceway contained at least two overshot . . . Map (db m24411) HM
50Virginia, Richmond — African Americans and the WaterfrontRichmond Riverfront
African Americans and the waterfront The Richmond waterfront is steeped in African American history. From the early days when Richmond was a colonial trading post, free, indentures, and enslaved African Americans lived and worked in the . . . Map (db m23856) HM
51Virginia, Richmond — Albemarle Paper
In 1916, the Dixie Paper Company opened a paper mill in the building of the closed Brown’s Island electric plant. By 1919, the mill was taken over by Albemarle Paper Company, which had been operating a paper mill just upriver at Hollywood since . . . Map (db m24107) HM
52Virginia, Richmond — Alexander
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Alexander 1920 Map (db m133712) HM
53Virginia, Richmond — Alexander H. Stephens House Site
Alexander H. Stephens Vice President of the Confederate States of America Lived in the house that stood here in 1861 This tablet is placed by the Confederate Memorial Literary Society, A.D., 1912,Map (db m16272) HM
54Virginia, Richmond — SA-58 — Alfred D. "A.D." Price (ca. 1860-1921)
Alfred D. "A.D." Price, entrepreneur, spent his youth in Hanover County. After settling in Richmond in the 1870s, he opened a blacksmith shop ca. 1881 that expanded into a livery stable and undertaking business. He moved the enterprise to this site . . . Map (db m180209) HM
55Virginia, Richmond — SA-58 — Alfred D. “A.D.” Price
Born into slavery in Hanover County in 1860, Alfred D. “A.D.” Price moved to Richmond in the late 1870s. Soon after coming to Richmond, he set up a blacksmith shop, which expanded into a livery stable and the funeral home that stands here, now known . . . Map (db m5601) HM
56Virginia, Richmond — SA-30 — Ampthill
A short distance south is Ampthill House, built by Henry Cary about 1730 on the south side of James River. It was the home of Colonel Archibald Cary, Revolutionary leader, and was removed to its present site by a member of the Cary family.Map (db m20529) HM
57Virginia, Richmond — Ancarrow's Landing
Newton Hopper Ancarrow (1920-1991): Mr. Ancarrow was born in Richmond and earned a chemistry and physics degree from the University of Richmond. After serving in World War II, he worked for American Tobacco as a chemist, and then Experiment, . . . Map (db m133682) HM
58Virginia, Richmond — Ann Carrington House
Built between 1810 and 1816 by Dr. John Adams for his sister, Mrs. Mayo Carrington. This house was purchased in 1885 by St. John's Church for its rectory. Acquired in 1943 and restored by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia AntiquitiesMap (db m166014) HM
59Virginia, Richmond — SA-47 — Anna Maria LaneSoldier of the American Revolution
Near the Bell Tower in Capitol Square stood the barracks of the Public Guard. There, from 1801 to 1807, lived John Lane and his wife, Anna Maria Lane, the only documented woman veteran of the Revolutionary War to reside in Virginia. She disguised . . . Map (db m4624) HM
60Virginia, Richmond — SA-108 — Appointed to Serve
Founded by the Presbyterian Church U.S. in 1914, the Assembly’s Training School was the church’s first coeducational "lay workers" school. Through the school, women barred from seminary received a theological education. Among the earliest faculty . . . Map (db m78771) HM
61Virginia, Richmond — Arnold’s Picket Driven In
(south face) Arnold’s Picket driven in Jany 4th 1781 By Col. J. Nicholas (brass tablet on base below south face) This pylon, re-created in granite and containing a replica of the original 1834 . . . Map (db m16099) HM
62Virginia, Richmond — Arthur Ashe MonumentMonument Avenue Historic District
[Inscription on east face of monument:]Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. 1943 - 1993 World Champion, Author, Humanitarian, Founder of Virginia Heroes, Incorporated, Native of Richmond, Virginia. This Monument was placed at Monument Avenue and . . . Map (db m22823) HM
63Virginia, Richmond — Atlantic Coastline Railroad Bridge
The railroad bridge in the distance carries the freight and passenger trains of the CSX Railroad that travel the east coast corridor. The original need for a bridge was to circumvent the slow train traffic that once had to go through downtown . . . Map (db m133709) HM
64Virginia, Richmond — Atlantic SturgeonAncient Giants of the James River
Regarded as a "living fossil," the Atlantic Sturgeon's appearance has changed little since the age of the dinosaurs. Capable of growing up to 14 feet in length, weighing 800 pounds, and living up to 60 years, they spend their adult years in the . . . Map (db m133770) HM
65Virginia, Richmond — 12 — Auction HousesRichmond Slave Trail
There were several dozen such houses in Shockoe Bottom, typically selling human “goods” along with corn, coffee, and other commodities. Some sales were part of a larger business; other auctioneers dealt exclusively in slaves. Most slave commerce was . . . Map (db m41822) HM
66Virginia, Richmond — E-1 — Bacon’s Quarter
Nathaniel Bacon (1647–1676), leader of Bacon’s Rebellion, acquired land in 1674 at Curles Neck in Henrico County and property near the falls on the north side of the James River that became known as Bacon’s Quarter in what is now present-day . . . Map (db m1895) HM
67Virginia, Richmond — SA-48 — Barton Heights Cemeteries
The Burying Ground Society of the Free People of Color of Richmond established its cemetery (later renamed Cedarwood) here in 1815. African Americans eventually founded five more cemeteries here: Union Burial Ground (later called Union Mechanics), . . . Map (db m1028) HM
68Virginia, Richmond — Basin Race
The Great Basin of the James River & Kanawha Canal covered three square blocks directly in front of this plaque: between Cary and Canal, and 8th and 12th Streets. By 1834, millers had realized the Basin’s water could be used to turn waterwheels, and . . . Map (db m26573) HM
69Virginia, Richmond — SA-71 — Battle of Bloody Run
Nearby is the site where Chief Totopotomoy of the Pamunkey died in 1656. The English colonists had become concerned over the recent settlement nearby of the Rickohockans along the falls of the James River. They called upon Totopotomoy to assist in . . . Map (db m16046) HM
70Virginia, Richmond — Bell Tavern
To mark the site of Bell Tavern used as a Recruiting Station during the War of 1812Map (db m27774) HM
71Virginia, Richmond — Belle IsleCaptain John Smith’s Adventures on the James — —
James River Park System The Virginia Company of London instructed the first English colonists to choose a river for their settlement and to “let Captain Newport discover how far that river may be found navigable.” Following this . . . Map (db m23719) HM
72Virginia, Richmond — Belle Isle
During the winter of 1863-1864, the island visible from this spot held up to 8,000 Union army prisoners. After the outbreak of the Civil War, prisoners poured into Richmond. Camps built only as transport stations soon became permanent. Over the . . . Map (db m24097) HM
73Virginia, Richmond — Belle Isle and Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works
Once called Washington’s or Broad Rock Island, Belle Isle was bought by Captain John Smith from Chief Powatan in 1608. Early travelers found the island natural and idyllic and current visitors only see hints of the island’s industrial past. In 1815, . . . Map (db m24375) HM
74Virginia, Richmond — Belle Isle Hydro Plant
In front of you are the remains of a hydroelectric power plant. It powered the trolley system on the south of the river and the steel company at the east end of the island. To your left and up are the remains of the Transformer . . . Map (db m64046) HM
75Virginia, Richmond — Belle Isle Prison
Directly in front of you, in mid-river, is Belle Isle. Despite the large number of Union prisoners brought to Richmond during the Civil War, the city had only two full-time prisons. Libby Prison for Union officers, a mile and a half downriver, was . . . Map (db m26595) HM
76Virginia, Richmond — Belle Isle Prison Camp Monument
During the Civil War over 1,000 Union soldiers perished in the 6 acre prison site before you. Of those who survived, in bothe Northern and Southern camps, many were exchanged in such wretched condition that they were often unfit to return to duty. . . . Map (db m64035) HM WM
77Virginia, Richmond — Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting ManufactoryApprox. 1815-1900
Through the arched doorway mules pulled carts of scrap iron from England. Water powered the machinery. European immigrants and black slaves provided the labor. The nails, wire and horseshoes were famous throughput the South. Sign donated by . . . Map (db m64045) HM
78Virginia, Richmond — Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
. . . Map (db m1915) HM
79Virginia, Richmond — Birthplace of Cardiac Transplantation
This site commemorates the pioneering basic, clinical and translational research that laid the foundation for successful cardiac transplantation. On this campus, Dr. Richard Lower performed the first heart transplant in Virginia on May 25, 1968. . . . Map (db m19180) HM
80Virginia, Richmond — SA-75 — Black Hawk (1767-1838)
Black Sparrow Hawk (Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak) led the Sauk Nation in defense of land taken from them in the 1830s. Displaced from three Midwestern locations, the Sauk resisted another federal relocation. Led by Black Hawk, the Sauk fought . . . Map (db m24336) HM
81Virginia, Richmond — Bloody Run
Near this site Ricahecrian (Seneca) Indians overcame Colonel Edward Hill and killed his ally Totopotomoi, Chief of the Pamunkies in 1656Map (db m145333) HM
82Virginia, Richmond — Bowers Brothers Coffee and Tea Building104 Shockoe Slip
Richmond’s flour, milled here in Shockoe Slip, was known all over the world for its high quality. On their return from delivering flour and the popular Virginia tobacco, ships were laden with coffee, tea, and exotic spices, which were then sold by . . . Map (db m40670) HM
83Virginia, Richmond — SA-68 — Branch Public Baths
John Patterson Branch (1830–1915), banker, philanthropist and community leader, erected Richmond’s first public bath here in 1909 at 1801 East Broad Street as a gift to the city. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, cities such as . . . Map (db m1902) HM
84Virginia, Richmond — Breaking Stones with Feathers
The wall of granite ahead is the remnant of a small quarry. Granite from this site may have been used in the construction of the canal locks or canal arch in this park.
Quarrying was a major industry in Richmond during . . . Map (db m133708) HM
85Virginia, Richmond — S-1 — British Invasion of Richmond, January 1781
On 4 Jan. 1781, British troops led by Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold landed at Westover in Charles City County and began marching to Richmond. Learning of the threat, Governor Thomas Jefferson directed the removal of public records and military stores . . . Map (db m1905) HM
86Virginia, Richmond — SA-46 — Broad Street Station
Broad Street Station served passengers of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad from 6 Jan. 1919 until 15 Nov. 1975. The Neoclassical Revival station was the only commercial building designed by John . . . Map (db m9209) HM
87Virginia, Richmond — Brown’s Island
Brown’s Island was created when the Haxall Canal was extended west to the Tredegar Iron Works. Encircled by the waterways that provided power and transportation to flour mills, foundries, and paper companies, Brown’s Island has been at the . . . Map (db m24095) HM
88Virginia, Richmond — Brown’s Island
Brown’s Island is named for Elijah Brown who acquired it in 1826. Brown came from Rhode Island in 1811 to be a gunsmith at the Virginia Manufactory of Arms. In 1818, he entered the Public Guard, which was stationed at the Manufactory, and served . . . Map (db m24105) HM
89Virginia, Richmond — Brown's Island Disaster
On March 13, 1863, an explosion destroyed much of the Confederate States Laboratory, a munitions facility on Brown's Island in the James River. 47 workers died, mostly girls under the age 17, who helped fill manpower needs and whose small hands . . . Map (db m79713) HM WM
90Virginia, Richmond — Burnt District
More than 1,000 buildings burned between 4th and 15th Streets, from Main Street to the river. “The sky in the direction of Richmond is lurid with the glare of burning houses. …It was as if a great battle were going on around us.” . . . Map (db m24290) HM
91Virginia, Richmond — Burton-Farrar House
Burton-Farrar House 1818 2308 East Broad Street is a contributing building to the St. John's Church Historic District Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and placed on the . . . Map (db m149672) HM
92Virginia, Richmond — Byrd Park Pump House
The large granite building is what remains of the second oldest water pumping station in Richmond. It was built in 1882 and provided drinking water for the City of Richmond for over forty years. Nine pumps on the first floor drew . . . Map (db m133703) HM
93Virginia, Richmond — Byrd Theatre
Built 1928 Fred A. Bishop, Architect has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m152369) HM
94Virginia, Richmond — Canal Walk
(front panel) Railroads Richmond has been a railroad center since the 1830’s. In 1838, the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad had its main depot and shops at 8th & Byrd streets. A short north-south link, the R&P was the parent . . . Map (db m26586) HM
95Virginia, Richmond — Canal Walk / Historic CanalsRichmond Riverfront
canal walk First envisioned by George Washington in 1774, the canals were to be part of a continuous transportation route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. By 1789, initial construction of portions of the canal around the . . . Map (db m23793) HM
96Virginia, Richmond — Canal Walk / Historic CanalsRichmond Riverfront
canal walk One hundred and fifty years ago, Richmond’s waterfront bustled with business and trade, workers and travelers, hotels, saloons, and tobacco warehouses. Along the canals, barges were towed by teams of horses and mules. Batteaux . . . Map (db m23854) HM
97Virginia, Richmond — Canal Walk / Historic CanalsRichmond Riverfront
canal walk One hundred and fifty years ago, Richmond’s waterfront bustled with business and trade, workers and travelers, hotels, saloons, and tobacco warehouses. Along the canals, barges were towed by teams of horses and mules. Batteaux for . . . Map (db m23866) HM
98Virginia, Richmond — Canal Walk / Historic CanalsRichmond Riverfront
canal walk One hundred and fifty years ago, Richmond’s waterfront bustled with business and trade, workers and travelers, hotels, saloons, and tobacco warehouses. Along the canals, barges were towed by teams of horses and mules. Batteaux for . . . Map (db m23887) HM
99Virginia, Richmond — Cannon over the Camp
The Belle Isle prisoner-of-war camp that stood before you here was a prison without walls. Federal soldiers were confined by the James River and by the low earthen "dead line," such as the one replicated in front of you, surrounding the camp. About . . . Map (db m64041) HM
100Virginia, Richmond — Canons and Corpses
Big guns on the hill deterred riots - in the over crowded prison encampment to your left. Few escaped, most died of starvation, dysentery, and disease. In total about 1,000 perished. The cemetery, now empty, was to your right where trees grow today.Map (db m13994) HM

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