The 10 most blighted houses in Church Hill

03/31/2010 10:20 PM by

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.

(2) 2902 East Leigh Street

2902 East Leigh Street

(3) 2012 Fairmount Ave

2012 Fairmount Ave

(4) 1608 North 22nd Street

1608 North 22nd Street

(5) 1410 North 25th Street

1410 North 25th Street

(6) 611 North 30th Street

611 North 30th Street

(7) 1312-1314 Oakwood Avenue

1312-1314 Oakwood Avenue

(8) 2508 Q Street

2508 Q Street

(9) 909 North 24th Street

909 North 24th Street

(10) 2117-2119 Cedar Street

2117-2119 Cedar Street




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