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The Ann Adams Carrington House profiled by Architecture Richmond

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Ed Slipek, architecture critic, VCU professor and Style Magazine writer, recently profiled the 2300 block of East Grace and in particular the Ann Adams Carrington House. It’s amazing how the initial westward movement of all government buildings in 1780 left many of the buildings and “architectural fabric” of Church Hill intact.

A special note to this passage:

Beginning in 1957 the Carrington House, as well as other dwellings in the 2300 block of East Grace and Broad streets, was the focus of a complete rehabilitation of the so-called “pilot block” by the Historic Richmond Foundation. By finding sympathetic property owners and restoring the entire block using best practices, this ambitious reclamation set a high bar that is still be followed in the preservation of hundreds of the other old and historic homes on nearby blocks of Church Hill and Union Hill.

Read more here!

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Dave Seibert 05/09/2018 at 10:08 PM

Cool house! Does anyone know if this Ann Adams Carrington is related to the naming of Carrington Street in north Union Hill? Where are my history people at? ?

Bill Hartsock 05/10/2018 at 10:53 AM

809 Mosby St. was built circa 1840 by Richard Adams Carrington, Ann’s son. It was a small farm in those days and took up the land where Carrington St. is now. In the 1880’s the street grade was lowered to accommodate the street cars, so the house was “skyed”. A good reference on this neighborhood is in Mary Wingfield Scott’s book, Old Richmond Neighborhoods.

Dave Seibert 05/10/2018 at 2:32 PM

Thanks Bill!

Eric S. Huffstutler 05/10/2018 at 3:06 PM

At first, I thought of George Carrington that came to America with Joseph Mayo but, he lived south of Richmond and later Cumberland county. It may be Col. Edward Carrington (1748-1810) that the street was named after and he did live in Richmond on the southeast corner of Eleventh and Clay. Or, it could be a collective family surname.

How Ann Adams Carrington and the Col is connected, you may know better than I, which would take some researching 😉


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