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Old House Diaries: Before and After on 23rd Street

The Richmond-based Old House Authority’s Old House Diaries, “a national record of the living history of old houses”, has got some great information about properties in the area.

The entry for 701 North 23rd Street, for example, includes the astounding photo seen above of the 1848 house collapsed and spilled out into the street (LARGER). Everything can be saved…

Search the area to see what you can find and then ADD YOUR HOUSE. A current photo or set of photos helps record a snapshot of right now that will really add meaning to the collection.

701 North 23rd Street (2009)
701 North 23rd Street (2009)

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The record for 2301 East Grace Street, currently the site of Bellevue Elementary, has a colored photo of the Van Lew Mansion which stood there previously.

Van Lew Mansion
Van Lew Mansion

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The vacant house at 2008 Fairmount Avenue burned dramatically in 2007. In 2009, it was an award-winning rehab.

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Joshua Cooley
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Mark Kronenthal
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Our house is exposed!

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Justin
Justin
6 years ago

Looks like you need an account just to browse around? Oh well…

JC
JC
6 years ago

That house on Fairmount is amazing.

ann
ann
6 years ago

#1 Did not know your house fell apart! What an incredible journey.

Barbara
Barbara
6 years ago

Most of these images are in HRF’s and other books on Church Hill. Also can be found at the Library of Virginia and the Valentine Musuem.

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