A preservation-focused city plan is possible

Most of what we learned about Preservation, we learned from Charleston. Historic Charleston Foundation has partnered with the City to adopt a groundbreaking plan that provides Charleston with a strong preservation-based roadmap for its future. Click HERE to watch a video to hear what they have tediously established, and have been recognized by the National [...]

Special Presentation on Fan Architecture

Join The Fan District Association on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m., at Fox School, for a special hour-long reprise of “The ‘Palladian Motif’ and Richmond’s Fan District,” two illustrated lectures on the surprising history of some beautiful Fan windows. These lectures were originally given as the opening session of VCU’s 17th Symposium on Architectural History last November. Charles Brownell, Professor of Art History at [...]

New Blog Name

This blog originally set out to chronicle the findings made while researching the history of 811-819 South Cathedral Place in Richmond, Virginia, for a historic preservation and architectural history course at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Since completing that research, I anticipate future coursework in this field, and additional research topics as well.  I am broadening this [...]