On a cool, but beautiful spring weekend in April, several volunteers came together in Jackson Ward to paint murals on the old, tattered walls of Historic Jackson Ward. These volunteers didn’t have a personal agenda or ego to feed. This wasn’t a competition and the only requirement was to paint.
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From timesdispatch.com Call it a sort of homecoming. In the early 1980s, the founders of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia leased the Leigh Street Armory as a home, only to see a fire at the structure gut those plans.
Jackson Ward’s Meredith House is closer to becoming completed.
Do you ever wonder what is up with the Leigh Street Armory, that boarded-up castle building at the corner of Leigh and St. James Streets? Did you know that it was built in 1895 and was called the First Battalion Virginia Volunteers Armory? Or, that it will soon become the future home of the Black [...]
From Richmond BizSense: College kids on gap years, backpackers and sojourners on a budget will soon have a place to rest their head in downtown Richmond. A planned youth hostel at 7 N. Second Street is working to get financing to fix up the building and hopes to open next year. BizSense caught up with [...]
Big changes are coming to the Meredith House in Jackson Ward. Vacant and suffering damage from fire and the elements, construction work on the house began this week. Architectural work will be provided by Ark Construction, who plans to renovate the property from the foundation up, including all electrical systems, the addition of the missing [...]