Archive for “Jackson Ward”
John Murden uncovered this gem from a soon to be released book, Richmond’s Unhealed History. CHART (Church Hill Area Revitalization Team), led by community activist James Elam, discovered the (Martin Luther King) bridge was actually the centerpiece of yet another downtown by-pass planned by state legislators and the Virginia Department of Highways. On its west [...]
The New York Times swung through here about a month ago and sampled some of the local chow. We’ve been anticipating their take on our signature neighborhood. Here it is. via The New York Times dot Com At its zenith in the early 20th century, Jackson Ward, in Richmond, Va., was a thriving, multicultural quarter known as the Harlem of [...]
From homeowner Steve: Last Thursday, between 11 am and 330 pm someone climbed over a locked gate, broke through a storm door and stole over $1000.00 worth of my work tools and my digital camera. They were watching the house and the neighbors as they are normally home but were out for the day. They [...]
J-Ward residents turned out Saturday to pick up trash, have some fun and make some friends. Photos are from the Historic Jackson Ward Association Photo Bucket site.
The Partnership for a Smarter Growth is putting on their 4th annual River City Saunter on Sunday and this time they are tackling Jackson Ward. There are a limited number of free tickets available. Click here to find out more. Click here to check on availability.
Strange things happen at night. From the mind of graphic designer and educator Bizhan Khodabandeh, aka Mended Arrow. Visit Richmond Monuments.com where he transforms Richmond’s iconic monuments into living, breathing and amusing characters.
Partnership for Smarter Growth presents 4th ANNUAL RIVER CITY SAUNTER HEALTHY COMMUNITY CHOICES An Exploration of the Historic Jackson Ward Community & Healthy Community Choices in the Richmond Region October 16th The Hippodrome 528 North 2nd Street
Last week WCVE-FM showcased Carver with a brief audio history. This week Richmond dot Com features Jackson Ward in their Richmond Neighborhood series. In 800 words or so, they chonicle the rise, fall and rebirth of out signature neighborhood. In its heyday as an entertainment destination in the 1930s and 1940s, Richmond’s Jackson Ward district was known [...]
Venture Richmond has a ton of 2nd Street Fest photos on their Facebook page. I just cruised through enough to get my funnel cake fix. It looks like I missed some great gospel music on Sunday. The crowds were huge and I didn’t hear of any incidents. Did you go? Tell your 2 Street story [...]
A South Carolina development company has withdrawn plans to build two hotels in a long-vacant corner of Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood, citing a sluggish lodging market. The Windsor/Aughtry Co. of Greenville, S.C., canceled its plans for the Third Street exit off Interstate 95 because the “the overall Richmond lodging market is not recovering like many [...]
Just down the street from the coming Gelato Shop, this new storefront promises some interesting grub. I hope this indicates a full service gourmet shop, not just a gourmet hot dog shop, but’s all good. I’ll see if I can rouse an owner and find out what’s going on here. This makes the 5th new [...]