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127-0281 200 Block West Franklin Street Historic District

200 Block West Franklin Street Historic District
Photo credit: Calder Loth, 2020

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

See link(s) below to view additional documentation.

VLR Listing Date 05/17/1977

NRHP Listing Date 11/17/1977

NRHP Reference Number 77001536, 94001238

Within this one block of Franklin Street is perhaps the city of Richmond’s most diverse concentration of 19th-century domestic architecture. Except for two demolitions, the block has changed little since before World War I, when it was one of the city’s best addresses. The ca. 1800 Cole Diggs house is the earliest in the group and is now the headquarters of Preservation Virginia (formerly the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities). An outstanding work of the Eastlake style is the ca. 1886 T. Seddon Bruce house, designed by M. J. Dimmock. Finally, a beautiful example of the French Renaissance mode is the 1896 Carter-Mayo house by Carrere and Hastings. The block was rescued from threatened development in 1977 by the Historic Richmond Foundation.

The 200 Block West Franklin Street Historic District was expanded in 1994 to include Main Street’s Queen Anne Row. All of the buildings have since been rehabilitated.
[VLR Listing 8/17/1994; NRHP Listing 10/21/1994]

1994 Queen Anne Row Boundary Increase Nomination

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: July 7, 2021