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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.
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
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, defined under
Virginia's 1924 Racial Integrity Act as an interracial
couple, married in June 1958 tn Washington, D.C
and returned home to Caroline County, Arrested in
July for violating Virginta's laws against…
Overshot waterwheels generated mechanical energy that operated all of Tredegar's furnaces and machinery from the time of the Iron Work's founding in 1837 until just after the American Civil War.
Turbines replaced Tredegar's waterwheel by the la…
This 6.4-incgh Brooke rifled cannon became a great source of pride for the Confederacy. Named for its inventor, John Mercer Brooke, this type of gun was renowned for its superior range, accuracy, and reliability compared to to its smoothbore count…
On 22 Feb. 1960, 34 Virginia Union University students, 11 women and 23 men, refused to leave the segregated dining facilities here at Thalhimers department store and were arrested. Charged with trespassing, they were later convicted and fined. Th…