Franklin and Adams Streets, Richmond, VA
A blend of Beaux Arts and Renaissance Revival inspired by the Villa Medici, the extraordinary Jefferson Hotel opened on Halloween 1895, for the wedding reception of Irene Langhorne Gibson, the Gibson Girl. Damaged by fire in 1901, The Jefferson reopened in 1907, enlarged and offering novel features including fish and alligator ponds in the Palm Court. Magnificently restored, The Jefferson is a showcase of architectural detail: upper and lower lobbies with faux marble columns, stained glass skylights, and the noted E.V Valentine sculpture of Thomas Jefferson.
E.V Valentine sculpture of Thomas Jefferson
Particularly famous is the 36-step
which some say inspired the great staircase in the movie Gone With The Wind.
Richmond became the capitol of the
Commonwealth of Virginia in 1779.
The Virginia State Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson and built in a neoclassical style, was completed in 1788.
Wings were added to the original
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Harry Flood Byrd
Slavery Reconcilliation Triangle
Liverpool, England - The Benin region of West Africa - Richmond. Virginia
triple apologies for Slavery
created by Stephen Broadbent
N 37 32.081
W 77 25.839
near the former Slave Market in Shockoe Bottom
walking bridge to Belle Isle
More Photos of Railroads in Richmond
Library of Virginia
Wilton House and Tuckahoe Plantation on the James River
Restaurants I used on my visit to Richmond
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