While there has been a tremendous amount of ongoing renewal, the greater Church Hill area still has some of the most blighted houses still standing in Richmond. From reader suggestions and addresses sent in directly, we present to you CHPN’s Most Blighted House in Church Hill 2010…
Fairmount and Church Hill North offer a rich field of choices. There were more houses nominated and photographed than are listed; the choices were narrowed as this was put together. This is a strong list of really distressed houses.
The CHPN Editor’s Choice for Most Blighted House in Church Hill 2010 goes to the circa 1890s Victorian at 1200 North 20th Street (seen above). Recently foreclosed upon from notorious slumlord Oliver Lawrence, this house has been vacant for an unknown number of years. The ivy covered corner, peeled back roof, ad hoc window boards, removed rear siding, and general over-all decrepitness combine to make this a really blighted house.
Leave your comment below to vote for the Reader’s Choice Award. We’ll have something appropriate put together and delivered to the property owner.
The address of each property is listed above the photo. Click any image to view larger.