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Richmond - Park Avenue in the Fan

Date
Wednesday May 1, 2019

Time
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Host
Historic Richmond, The Boxwood Garden Club, The James River Garden Club, The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton and Three Chopt Garden Club

The Fan District in Richmond is the largest Victorian residential neighborhood in the country consisting of middle to late 19th and early 20th century homes. The eastern border is Monroe Park which is five sided. The roads emanate from that location “fanning” out, resulting in more roads and creating small triangular parks. Park Avenue is one of these beautiful thoroughfares, featuring many different styles of townhomes built for the rapidly expanding populace of Richmond city in the early 1900s. With its easy accessibility to modern conveniences such as paved roads, sidewalks, water, sewer and gas, it was the fashionable destination for affluent families of the time. This walking tour showcases significant architects from the period, including Duncan Lee and Otis Asbury, with access to five private residences. Congregation Beth Ahabah will be open for tours. The Tour Headquarters is located at St. James's Episcopal Church Michaux House at 1133 W. Franklin Street. 

Advance ticket price - $45 pp

Questions? richmondwednesdaytour@vagardenweek.org

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