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Old City Hall. Old City Hall A Registered National Landmark Built: 1886-1894 Restored: 1983-1984 Developer: Cranston Development Company Architect: Landmarks Design Associates General Contractor: Navarro Corporation Interior Design: Morewoo…
Richmond, Virginia Bicentennial. Richmond, Surrey, England, visited by William Byrd in his boyhood, inspired the name for Richmond, Virginia. Commemorating that fact, the Virginia Branch of the English Speaking Union presents this tablet to Richmo…
The red line below marks the highest known flood level at this location.
On June 20, 1972, Hurricane Agnes brought torrential rainfall to the Richmond region, with the flood crest occurring on June 23. Al this spot, flood levels reached a heigh…
Among her many accomplishments, this African-American business woman, social activist and formidable community leader became the first woman bank president in America when she founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond in 1903.
Pickford Hall was named in honor of former Board of Trustees member C.J
Pickford. The building was the original classroom building and would later contain
the "Old Pie Shop,"
the first student "hangout" on campus. The first …
Erected to the imperishable memory of the valiant fallen of the First Regiment of Virginia Infantry who through seven American wars endured hardships with patience, met defeat with constant courage, did not vaunt their victories and steadfastly ke…
This church, originally known Mount Olivet African Church of Baptist, was founded May 2, 1867. Its founding congregants, wanting their own church, moved from local North Run Baptist Church and began meeting on this 1.18 acres site.
The John Marshall House
The John Marshall House was the Richmond home of "the Great Chief Justice" from 1790 to 1835. The longest serving Chief Justice to date, Marshall was known as the "definer of the Constitution" and a shaper…
The Corps of Cadets established
at John Marshall High School
in 1915 was the first
military training program
in a public school in Virginia.
Dedicated to the thousands of
young men who wore the uniform
of the Corps of Cadets. This cadet
Coburn Hall was constructed in 1899 and named for Maine governor Abner Coburn. It held Virginia Union's original chapel and library collection. Many legendary pastors and scholars preached and lectured in Coburn Hall, including Dr. Martin Luther K…