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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.
Now that I'm completely finished with the report, I can relax a little and share the findings here on the blog. There are a lot of parts and pieces to the research, so I'll be adding them as posts over the coming weeks. I also hope to create a version of the full presentation to [...]
Got back from the circuit court records room a little while ago, and although I did not find the rosetta stone I was hoping for, I did learn that there was a history of substantial business transactions between John C. Shafer and Gilbert J. Hunt in the conveyance of undeveloped land tracts. After a successful [...]
In 1914, a parcel of land - really a 20' alleyway - a block away from our row was once subject of an appeals case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Apparently, the parcel bound by Park Avenue, Franklin, Shafer and Harrison Streets that was once John C. Shafer's, held an alley connecting Shafer and Harrison Streets, [...]
On Tuesday of this week, I was very fortunate to meet with Mr. Walter Harrow from the Virginia Baptist Mission Board who was so incredibly kind to give me a tour of 819 South Cathedral Place, the westernmost unit of our row. This is also the unit that appears to be the first sale and [...]
Some small developments and findings on George W. Stevens, so far first owner-occupier of one of the row houses. His obituary printed in the New York Times notes his sudden death while dictating a letter at the age of 69. He had four children, the first his only girl, Helen Stevens who married Episcopal minister [...]
Last week I visited VCU's Real Estate Services office to have a look at the title polices and environmental assessments of the row on South Cathedral to see if I could garner any new clues. Mitzi and Josh were very helpful in locating the files I needed to view. The deeds on file for the [...]