During redevelopment of a multifamily residential parcel on Perry Street in South Richmond, three iron coffins were displaced by construction equipment. Archaeologists from DHR investigated the site and identified one additional coffin. All were recovered by DHR archaeologists and immediately reburied in a cemetery on the property. Since this time, archaeological investigation has identified what appear to be three additional interments. As the interments are within an active development site and cannot be avoided, the Applicant has requested a permit for their recovery, which will be performed by a qualified professional archaeologist. Reinternment is proposed to take place in the adjacent cemetery unless otherwise requested by descendant family. See more information and deadline for response.
Originally posted: February 8, 2021
Updated: March 16, 2021