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127-0238 2900 Block Grove Avenue Historic District

2900 Block Grove Avenue Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 10/17/1972

NRHP Listing Date 02/20/1973

NPS property number 73002223

A departure from the tight town-house development of the surrounding neighborhood is this distinctive tree-shaded block of four freestanding houses in the 200 block of Grove Avenue. Although the easternmost house is a more conventional turn-of-the-century dwelling with Craftsman overtones, the remaining three form a trio of highly individualized interpretations of the Queen Anne style with the flavor of suburban villas. Faced with gray granite, each house has a lively outline with angled projections and a corner tower. Although their architect remains identified, they are among Richmond’s more interesting examples of late Victorian architecture. Adding to the block’s fanciful quality are the ornamented wooden carriage houses behind the main dwellings. Both 2911 and 2915 Grove Avenue were sympathetically converted to doctors’ offices in the 1980s and are now the property of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018