It is a natural that folks that appreciate historic houses would have an interest in our city’s other notable building. Unfortunately, the 1911 Murphy Hotel faces demolition by the state even though the city has plans for the building. ACORN will be holding a rally tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1, from noon to 1 pm at the corner of 9th and Broad streets to show support for saving the Murphy Hotel.
Mayor Wilder will be present at the ralley and plans to show support for preserving and adaptively reusing a Richmond landmark which the General Assembly is considering demolishing for a parking facility. The Senate Budget bill authorizes $16.8 million to demolish the Murphy this summer. For detailed information on this issue, visit at the ACORN site.