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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)


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


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

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Justin 01/05/2014 at 3:43 PM

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

JC 01/05/2014 at 4:05 PM

That house on Fairmount is amazing.

ann 01/05/2014 at 5:06 PM

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

Barbara 01/07/2014 at 4:32 PM

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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