Archive for “history”
The Lost Soldiers in this week’s Style Weekly looks into the possibility of black Confederates buried in Oakwood: It was late May 2002, says Davis, a Hampton-based independent historian, when she showed up at the administrative offices for Richmond’s cemeteries, then managed by a woman named Patricia Taylor. Davis, who is black, was researching the [...]
Richmond bottomed out in 1994: one city councilman went off to rehab for his heroin problem and another was in hot water for not paying utilities and renting out condemned property, enrollment at VCU dropped, the city recorded the nation’s 19th largest population decline since 1980, Richmond made the wrong end of Money Magazine’s Best [...]
No one was killed in Richmond in June 2010. Going back to at least 1980, Richmond has only had three months without any homicides. Each of these quiet months has come in the last 8 months, and 2 of them have come in 2010.
An undated photo (circa 1949-1961) of the Fairmount School/Helen Dickinson (at 22nd and T Streets) from the Library of Virginia’s Adolph B. Rice Studio Collection.
The Shockoe Examiner tells the tale of “one of the most famous Richmond murder cases of its time”.
We missed recognizing this earlier: Richmond architect Ethel Bailey Furman was profiled as one of the Virginia Women in History 2010 by the Library of Virginia.
A pre-interstate map of Richmond published by The Automobile Blue Book Publishing Company in 1919.