Vintage Photos: Jackson Ward and Oregon Hill

VCU Libraries has digitally captured photos from the 1970’s of two Richmond districts. We’ve collected some of our favorites.

VCU Libraries has a free, public-accessible digital collection of photographs taken in Richmond throughout the mid 1970’s. The Richmond Architectural Survey Collection “contains data sheets that identify and evaluate over 600 building located throughout Jackson Ward and Oregon Hill neighborhoods.”

The evaluations were completed so that they could be used in both preservation plans and further city planning. Although intended for documental purposes, many of the photos evoke a nostalgic look at Richmond’s past.

2 East Clay St.

300 West Clay St.

320 West Marshall St.

236 South Pine St.

3 East Clay St. Survey Form

401 West Clay St.

500 North 1st St.

200 West Marshall St.

312 West Leigh St.

'Add to findings' Document

709 & 711 Cameo St.

500 North 2nd St.

Location unconfirmed

120 West Leigh St.

212 & 214 East Clay St.

22, 20, 18, & 16 West Jackson St.

400 West Clay St. Assessor's Property Card

400 West Clay St.

308 East Leigh St.

316 & 314 South Pine St.

124 & 126 West Clay St.

Aerial View of Richmond facing east, showing Jackson Ward area


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