Historic Fan house up for auction

Pre1924 and now - Courtesy of Richmond & UofR

Pre1924 and now – Courtesy of Richmond & UofR


The Columbia building at 1142 W. Grace St. has gone into foreclosure, and an auction is set for Dec. 12 at the Richmond City Circuit Courthouse. In its almost 200-year history, the building has housed the prominent Haxall family, a Confederate hospital, a University of Richmond department and, most recently, office tenants.

It’s listing on the National Registry for Historic Places states the house only briefly served as a Confederate hospital before turning into a Union barracks. I’m equally intrigued and freaked out by living in a former Confederate hospital no matter how brief.

As a sidenote quick research on the internet and you’ll see that there were Confederate hospitals scattered throughout the city. Full list in pdf form or an online list.

Conversation (2)