Archive for “history”

vcu campus ca 1971

VCU aerial (1971)

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Grace Street (1989)


The Fan Area Historic District

A history of the Fan

Brooks Smith gives a history of the neighborhood in “The Fan” Remains One of Richmond’s Favorite Places on WCVE.

Richmond since the 1940s

Via taber: Scans of over 8,000 slides from the Richmond Planning Department, new from VCU Libraries.

New VCU gym has a history

VCU Recreational Sports has an interesting history of the building that is the new Cary Street Gym.

VHS Offers Class on History of the Fan District

Richmond’s Old West End: From Belvidere Street to the Belt Line By Robert P. Winthrop May 13 and 20, 2010 5:30–7:00 pm This class will discuss the architecture and history of The Fan District, the West of the Boulevard area, and Monument Avenue. These neighborhoods were “modern” street-car related residential areas created to house Richmond’s […]

City Old and Historic Districts Meeting

Next Wednesday evening, June 24th, there will be an informational meeting about City Old and Historic Districts. The meeting will be at The Firehouse Theatre (at 1609 W. Broad St.) from 6:30-8:30 and is open to the public. Portions of the Fan fall within the Old and Historic District (namely Boulevard, Monument Ave, and West […]