Union Hill Historic District was a neighborhood somewhat separated from the rest of the city of Richmond by a ravine and rugged terrain. This led to the development of a semi-independent community originally laid out on a grid plan at a diagonal to the regular street plan. When the main ravine was filled and the city streets were extended to Union Hill, a number of triangular parcels and cross streets resulted. Some retain original stone paving, which gives the neighborhood an ambiance unique in the city. Along its streets are picturesque cottages and townhouses, from which many residents have a spectacular view of downtown. Commercial buildings and churches are found primarily along Venable, Jefferson and 25th Streets.
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
DHR has secured permanent legal protection for over 700 historic places - including 15,000 acres of battlefield lands
DHR has erected 2,532 highway markers in every county and city across Virginia
DHR has engaged over 450 students in 3 highway marker contests
DHR has stimulated more than $4.2 billion dollars in private investments related to historic tax credit incentives, revitalizing communities of all sizes throughout Virginia