Just read in Church Hill People News that the building at 2813 E. Broad Street is in foreclosure. It was built in 1906 for William F. Eanes, Inc., Drug Store, Flavoring and Extracts. The Eanes family lived in the dwelling unit that included the east wing as well as the usual second-floor quarters over the store. Its careful restoration has preserved an important building type. We hope that its future will be quickly and positively resolved.
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to step back to the beginnings of Richmond! Take the Church Hill Christmas House tour on Sunday, December 11th from 12-5. The book, The Church Hill Old & Historic Districts, will be on sale at the St. John’s Church Meeting House and Bellevue School. A perfect time to shop for yourself or someone special.
check out the 20% discount if you purchase by 1 p.m. today!
Historic Richmond Foundation will be at the Massey Cancer Center Shopping Spree at Bizarre Bazaar selling its publications. The Shopping Spree is from 5-9 pm which includes preferred shopping, champagne reception with hors d’oeuvres. The ticket price includes a donation to Massey Cancer Center. For more ticket information visit the Massey Cancer Center website.
The Richmond Times Dispatch Holiday Gift Guide was published last Sunday, November 20th. The Church Hill Old & Historic Districts made the list! We are delighted that Jay Strafford, RTD writer, considered our publication worthy of inclusion and chose to highlight our book. Here’s the link in case you missed it. Don’t miss these great recommendations. Perfect for holiday shopping ideas. http://www2.timesdispatch.com/entertainment/arts-literature/2011/nov/20/tdbook01-holiday-book-gift-guide-books-25-and-over-ar-1464024/
Hope you all saw the wonderful article in Sunday’s RTD (October 30th) entitled Richmond Developed Hospital System To Aid Civil War Soldiers by Katherine Calos. The article stated “Perhaps none was more famous than Chimborazo, the hospital that opened 150 years ago this month. Some 76,000 soldiers would be treated there before the war ended in April 1865, giving Chimborazo claim to being the largest hospital North or South. Saturday, that legacy was commemorated by Richmond National Battlefield Park, which includes the Chimborazo Medical Museum. ” Take the opportunity to visit this significant site which greatly impacted the future practice of medicine. The use of the ward system and the employment of women were innovative and altered the system.