An excerpt on baseball from The Boy Gangs of Richmond in the Dear Old Days: There was a small field near Carrington Street, years (and years and years) ago. In it a gang of little boys used to play baseball, not merely short-pants kids, but knee-high-to-a-duck kids, do you mind. Near this field there lived […]
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The Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods presents the 6th Annual Susan Carter Williams Memorial Seminar, Historic Fulton: Past, Present & Future on May 15, 2010 from 11AM-2PM at the Richmond Public Library Main Branch (101 East Franklin Street).
The Shockoe Examiner has a neat split image of the Sprague Electric Railway in Richmond in the 1890s (including the view of Franklin Street above), and links to further information.
On Sunday, April 25 at 2PM, Governor Robert F. McDonnell will join state officials and tourism leaders to unveil new Road to Revolution state heritage trail signage. The Road to Revolution heritage trail, created by legislation in 2007, links historic sites in Virginia that interpret the life of Patrick Henry, orator of the American Revolution […]
A Church Hill Walking Tour from the folks at the Valentine Richmond History Center: Examine 19th century architecture and modern revitalization efforts in Richmond’s oldest intact neighborhood. Developed by Major William Mayo, Church Hill is home to St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry made his famous speech, and the city’s largest number of antebellum structures.
Lines 1-10 are streetcars, the rest are busses. Areas more than 1/4 mile from a line are cross-hatched. Each dot represents 25 people (previously.
Friday’s incident on Chimborazo brought to mind an article on another stabbing in the September, 6, 1949 issue of the Washington Afro-American:
The 2010 schedule for the Valentine Richmond History Center walking tours kicks off April 1 in Oregon Hill. The first tour of the season in Church Hill is set for April 18 (2-4PM) : Examine 19th century architecture and modern revitalization efforts in Richmond’s oldest intact neighborhood. Developed by Major William Mayo, Church Hill is […]
The Other Side of the Slum Story from the Dec.21, 1968 issue of The Richmond Afro-American is a fascinating look back at an earlier East End slumlord, John Wesley Pearsall.
The state-spanning schedule of events for the 77th Historic Garden Week counts a mid-week Church Hill Tour as one the highlights: A walking excursion in Richmond’s oldest district, the tour features five handsome 19th century townhomes and two city gardens in the charming, historic Church Hill area. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the […]