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A look at Libby Hill

Along with a piece on our city’s green alley’s and a snapshot of Jackson Ward, Jared Green of ASLA’s The Dirt has more Richmond in The View that Named Richmond Is Preserved, for Now, a look at Libby Hill and recap of the recent fight over Pear Street:

Nearly 150 years after the colony was formed, a planter named William Byrd II stood in what is now Libby Hill Park astounded by the similarities in the view of the river below with the view from Richmond upon Thames he had seen in his youth. As a result, he named the new town he founded Richmond, and, in honor of the king, the river became the James River.

Today, we can enjoy the same view, said Leighton Powell, head of Scenic Virginia, in a tour organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TLCF) as part of their What’s Out There weekend, because of the dedication of her organization and others, who must continuously guard it from encroachment by developers. The View That Named Richmond is a Scenic Virginia “endangered viewshed,” as well as a Preservation Virginia “endangered historic site.”

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Every time we exit the house, we just can not believe how beautiful this place is

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Libby Hill: How Richmond Got It’s Name http://t.co/6FMMT3lpyZ @TheHurstTeam @TCLFdotorg #theviewthatnamedrichmond @landsarchitects

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