This blog originally set out to chronicle the findings made while unearthing the history of 811-819 South Cathedral Place in Richmond, Virginia. These buildings were recently acquired by VCU, and little was known of who lived there, who built them and their chosen style. In fall 2009, four months of research were compiled for the department of Art History’s Historic Preservation & Architectural History course as a semester project. The findings now belong to the university and enrich it’s intimacy with both the campus’s and Richmond’s history.
Here you will find a virtual composition of the research paper in its entirety. You can watch the presentation given at the close of the semester HERE.
South Cathedral Place, Richmond, Virginia (1889): Up From the Ashes