The Wilderness

Established alongside a main road connecting the springs resorts of Bath County with the Shenandoah Valley, The Wilderness is a large estate in the county’s northeastern mountains. Farmer and politician […]

Fannie Thompson House

In the Shenandoah Valley, the Fannie Thompson House in Augusta County is the sole unmodified dwelling remaining in what was once a thriving segregated African American neighborhood known as Jack’s […]

Highland Springs Historic District

The Highland Springs Historic District, in eastern Henrico County, arose as an electric streetcar suburb that began in 1890 when Edmund S. Read of Massachusetts purchased land to create a […]

Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery

Founded around 1897 in the City of Alexandria as an unconstructed burial ground, Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery is important to the history of the “The Fort” community, a village formed […]

Benjamin Tonsler House

This ca. 1879 dwelling in the Fifeville and Tonsler Neighborhoods Historic District combines the Italianate, Second Empire, and Gothic Revival architectural styles, all of which were popular during the mid- […]

Fan Area Historic District Extension

In the 1890s, the Virginia Railway and Power Company extended a trolley line down Richmond’s West Main Street that served as a catalyst for residential and commercial development of increasing […]

Elon Village Library

The first dedicated rural public lending-library building in Amherst County and possibly in Virginia, the Elon Village Library was constructed in 1917 by community volunteers, using donated materials, as a […]

Virginia Commission for the Blind

The Virginia Commission for the Blind building in Richmond is important for its close association with Lucian Louis Watts, whose career sought to improve the lives of Virginia’s blind citizens. […]

Baker Public School

The Baker Public School, built in 1939 in Richmond’s North Jackson Ward neighborhood, is the third school to arise on the site since 1871. Each school served the city’s African […]