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127-5812 Carver Industrial Historic District

Carver Industrial Historic District
Photo credit: Calder Loth, 2020

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/16/1999

NRHP Listing Date 05/26/2000

NRHP Reference Number 00000559

Carver Industrial Historic District, a six-and-a-half-block industrial area located to the northwest of Richmond’s central business district and within the Carver residential area, illustrates broad patterns of the city’s industrial development between 1890 and 1930. Buildings in the district represent a wide range of manufacturing interests—cigarettes, paper products, printing and engraving, plumbing supplies, beer, ice, mineral waters, and clothing. No longer dependent on the James River for power or transportation, these industries thrived away from the waterfront in proximity to the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. The district contains 13 skillfully crafted, finely detailed, brick industrial buildings representing a variety of architectural styles, including the Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Romanesque, Colonial Revival, Italian Renaissance, and Art Deco. Despite its utilitarian nature, the district exhibits some of Richmond’s most unusual and finest ornamental brickwork.

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: September 21, 2021