South Cathedral Place, Richmond, Virginia (1889): Up From the Ashes | Illustrations View more presentations from Jessica Bankston
Here I'll share Appendix A from the research paper on 811-819 South Cathedral Place, in Richmond, Virginia. It covers the 5 unit row and a history of events, residents and ownership from construction to VCU acquisition. Also included is a narrative description of each unit's architectural details.
Here is the presentation I gave to my group after finishing the project.
Please see below for the title page, table of contents and main body of the paper.
Straightforward... here is the bibliography for the project.
I've come across some helpful old maps of the Richmond region detailing our property. The Library of Congress's American Memory collection features a F.W. Beers Atlas from 1876. In section J, you can zoom in and get a great look at the area prior to development of the row, but you can see that it [...]
Click here for a link to an online gallery of the exterior and interior of our row, as well as the surrounding area and landmarks. Also, below is a link to a google map! View Larger Map
This is the very basic foundation of details known to me at this point on this handsome row of buildings. They were constructed in 1889 and developed by prominent area resident, John C. Shafer, a close friend of Lewis Ginter. They are modeled in the Second Empire style with striking mansard roofs. In the 20th [...]