The sobering, sad story of the Irish in Richmond

Not to bum you out or anything, but Grant Martin’s piece from last year about the fate of the Irish in Richmond was enthralling. Refresh your memory for St. Patrick’s Day.

Stealing home: Fulton as its residents knew it

Yesterday’s Fulton was reduced to rubble, but it’s not forgotten.

Jackson Ward’s Lost Emperor: Charles Sidney Gilpin

Charles Sidney Gilpin was once a Broadway star and a stalwart detractor of African American stereotypes. What a bummer about his namesake, Gilpin Court.

Belgium’s Loss, Richmond’s Gain: Virginia Union’s Friendship Building

The historic structure at Virginia Union University has roots as varied and interesting as its symbols—a testament to racial division and attempted healing all over the world.

Byrd Park’s temperance fountain: A wet monument to a dry cause

Prohibition wasn’t long for this world when the temperance fountain was erected in 1927 in Byrd Park, but its tribute has stood the test of time.

The noble namesake of the Armstrong Wildcats

The only school ever named after the white, Hawaiian-born Civil War hero of strong, sometimes-misguided convictions.