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127-5895 Laburnum Park Historic District

Laburnum Park Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

See link(s) below to view additional documentation.

VLR Listing Date 03/14/2001

NRHP Listing Date 02/05/2002

NRHP Reference Number 01001573

Laburnum Park Historic District is an early 20th-century suburb in Richmond’s Northside. Its major east-west streets feature grass medians with rows of trees. Along these streets are houses in many of the styles popular in that era. By 1907, the district was bordered on two sides by streetcar lines, which made it a reasonable alternative to Richmond’s traditional westward expansion along Monument Avenue and along the river. Here a rural ambiance prevailed as the area included, or was close to, summer homes and important estates like Joseph Bryan’s Laburnum (pictured above), from which it took its name. Following World War II, the Laburnum house became a part of the Richmond Memorial Hospital, an important neighborhood institution that has since been renovated for alternative use.

In 2006 an amendment to the nomination was accepted which changed the Laburnum Park Historic District’s period of significance to range from 1908 to 1961.
[VLR Accepted: 3/15/2006; NRHP Accepted: 4/26/2006]

2006 nomination amendment


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

Updated July 31, 2020