Three Chopt Road Historic District

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Three Chopt Road Historic District

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Residence in the Three Chopt Road Historic District, September 2013
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Location Three Chopt Rd. from Cary St. to Bandy Rd., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°34′43″N77°31′35″W / 37.57861°N 77.52639°W / 37.57861; -77.52639 Coordinates: 37°34′43″N77°31′35″W / 37.57861°N 77.52639°W / 37.57861; -77.52639
Area 65 acres (26 ha)
Built c. 1890 (1890)
Architect Lee, W. Duncan; Noland & Baskervill, et al.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements, et al.
NRHP reference # 12000520 [1]
VLR # 127-6064
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 14, 2012
Designated VLR June 21, 2012 [2]

The Three Chopt Road Historic District is a national historic district located at Richmond, Virginia. The district encompasses 90 contributing buildings, 4 contributing sites, and 4 contributing structures located west of downtown Richmond. The primarily residential area developed starting in the early-20th century as one of the city’s early “streetcar suburbs.” The buildings are in a variety of popular late-19th and early-20th century architectural styles including frame bungalows, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Mission Revival. There are a remarkable group of unusually large, architect-designed houses and churches. Notable non-residential buildings include St. Bridget’s Catholic Church (1950) and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Located in the district is the separately listed Green's Farm (Huntley). [3]

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It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/13/12 through 8/17/12. National Park Service. 2012-08-24.
  2. "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. Deborah Fulton Rau and Guy Davis (April 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Three Chopt Road Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying five photos