Three Corners is a district of Richmond's Northside, defined as the area bound by Broad Street to the south, The Boulevard to the west, and Hermitage Road to the east. It receives its name from the triangular shape of the area, with notable landmarks situated near each of the three intersections.
Richmond is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia and its capital. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and has been an independent city since 1871.
To the north lies The Diamond, home of the VCU Rams and the Richmond Flying Squirrels AA baseball team; to the west is the Science Museum of Virginia, formerly the Broad Street Train Station; and, to the east is the historic Sauers Vanilla Factory, which features one of the oldest moving lightbulb billboards in the nation.
The Diamond is a baseball stadium located in Richmond, Virginia, USA, on Boulevard. It is the home of Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League and the Virginia Commonwealth University baseball team. From 1985 to 2008, it was the home of the Richmond Braves, the Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The Diamond seats 12,134 people for baseball; however, for Flying Squirrels games, advertising banners cover up the top rows of the upper deck, reducing seating capacity to 9,560. It replaced the demolished Parker Field, which had been built in 1934, as part of the fair grounds. Parker Field had been converted for baseball in 1954, replacing Mooers Field. Parker Field housed the Braves from 1966 to 1984. In 2003, part of The Diamond's roof was destroyed by Hurricane Isabel, and in 2004 a piece of a concrete beam the size of a football fell on the stands below, though no fans were injured.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university in Richmond, Virginia. MCV was founded in 1838 as the medical department of Hampden–Sydney College, becoming the Medical College of Virginia in 1854. In 1968, the Virginia General Assembly merged MCV with the Richmond Professional Institute, founded in 1917, to create Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2018, more than 31,000 students pursue 217 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health System supports the university's health care education, research and patient care mission.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels are a Minor League Baseball team based in Richmond, Virginia. The team, which is a part of the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants major league club, and plays at The Diamond. The Squirrels were previously known as the Connecticut Defenders.
Three Corners is a low population density area consisting mostly of light industrial development; however, there are some other notable features, including the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' downtown office, Sportsbackers Stadium, and The Arthur Ashe Center.
In the United States, a department of motor vehicles (DMV) is a state-level government agency that administers vehicle registration and driver licensing. Similar departments exist in Canada under different names. The name "DMV" is not used in every state or area, nor are the traditional DMV functions handled by a single agency in every state, but the generic term is universally understood, particularly in the context of driver's license issuance and renewal.
Additionally, 2 residential projects have been completed, the Todd Lofts @ Hermitage Apartment Homes and the Southern Stove Lofts.
The Todd Lofts building, once the home of the Richmond Brewery and Hygeia Ice Factory, was eventually taken over by E.M. Todd Hams once prohibition outlawed alcohol. The company vacated the building in 1998 and construction of the new apartments began in late 2002.
Southern Stove's cavernous main stove works building is a single story with a 60-foot-tall ceiling and steel trusses. The foundry was built in 1902. Its roof system was made with 8-inch poured concrete as a fire barrier for sparks and soot from the stoves. The premises were purchased by J.P. Taylor Leaf Tobacco Co. in 1921. A three-story middle building is reinforced with heavy timbers. Bricks on the south side of the middle building are pitted from battering by barrels, or hogsheads, loaded with tobacco. It last housed beers from Austria, Germany and Eastern Europe.
Bow Tie Cinemas constructed a seventeen-screen Movieland at Boulevard Square at the intersection of Boulevard and Leigh Street, just south of Interstates 95 and 64. The building housing the movie theater is an old brass and iron works built in the nineteenth century. Much of the original industrial character of the building was maintained through the renovation.
Bow Tie Cinemas is an American movie theater chain, with 38 locations in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. As of 2013, it is the eighth-largest movie theater chain in the United States and is the oldest, having been founded in 1900. Bow Tie Cinemas is family-owned and has been for four generations.
On August 18, 2010, Kasper Mortgage Company Filed suit against the Bowtie Partners, the New York Based owners of movieland, saying Kasper Mortgage says it is entitled to lost profits and out-of-pocket expenses stemming from historic-tax-credit consulting work. Kasper Mortgage is asking for lost profits of $184,725.60. The Bowtie Partners spent around 16.4 million renovating the property.
Tobacco Row is a collection of tobacco warehouses and cigarette factories in Richmond, Virginia adjacent to the James River and Kanawha Canal near its eastern terminus at the head of navigation of the James River.
This article is about the many neighborhoods and districts in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area. Note that this article is an attempt to be inclusive of the broader definitions of the areas which are often considered part of the Greater Richmond Region, based on their urban or suburban character and nature, rather than by strictly political boundaries.
State Route 7 (SR 7) is a major primary state highway and busy commuter route in northern Virginia, United States. It travels southeast from downtown Winchester to SR 400 in downtown Alexandria. Its route largely parallels those of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail and the Potomac River. Between its western terminus and I-395, SR 7 is part of the National Highway System.
Boulevard is a historic street in the near West End of Richmond, Virginia, providing access to Byrd Park. It serves as the border between the Carytown/Museum District to the west and the Fan district to the east. Attempts were made to rename the street after Arthur Ashe, a tennis star and social activist who was born and grew up in Richmond, but previous attempts succeeded until February 2019 when Richmond City Council voted in favor of changing the name to Arthur Ashe Boulevard. Near the south end is Richmond's Boulevard Bridge across the James River. Boulevard intersects with main arteries Cary Street, Main Street, Monument Avenue, Broad Street, Leigh Street, and Interstate 64/95, and terminates at Hermitage Road. The Diamond is located on Boulevard. The intersection of Boulevard and Monument Avenue features a statue of Stonewall Jackson.
State Route 161 is a primary state highway in and near Richmond, Virginia, United States. It extends from an interchange with Interstate 95 in the independent city of Richmond north to an intersection with U.S. Route 1 in the Lakeside area of central Henrico County.
Westham Station in Henrico County, Virginia, USA, was originally located at Westham on the Richmond and Allegheny Railroad (R&A), which was laid along the towpath of the James River and Kanawha Canal in the 1880s. The R&A railroad was acquired by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) in the 1890s. Westham Station was built in 1911, near the Westham Bridge, which spans James River. The station was heated by a coal stove and had a telegraph for communication through the 1950s.
The Tri-Cities of Virginia is an area in the Greater Richmond Region which includes the three independent cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell and portions of the adjoining counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George in south-central Virginia. Other unincorporated communities located in the Tri-Cities area include Ettrick, Fort Lee, and City Point, the latter formerly a historic incorporated town which was annexed to become part of the City of Hopewell.
Downtown Richmond is the central business district of Richmond, Virginia. It is generally defined as being bound by Belvidere Street to the west, I-95 to the north and east, and the James River to the south. The Fan district borders it to the west, Highland Park to the north, Church Hill to the east, and Manchester to the south.
The C.F. Sauer Company is a cooking products business that makes extracts and other food products. It was founded in 1887 by C.F. Sauer in Richmond, Virginia, where it maintains its headquarters.
The Richmond Arena was a multipurpose indoor sports facility located in and owned by the city of Richmond, Virginia. It was located south of Parker Field, between Boulevard and Hermitage Road.
Carytown is an urban retail district lining Cary Street at the southern end of the Museum District in Richmond, Virginia. Located near The Fan District, the district has an eclectic flavor and includes over 230 shops, restaurants, and offices. The area is also home to one of the city's institutions, the Byrd Theatre, a restored movie palace that has operated continuously since 1928.
U.S. Route 460 (US 460) in Virginia runs west-east through the southern part of the Commonwealth. The road has two separate pieces in Virginia, joined by a relatively short section in West Virginia. Most of US 460 is a four-lane divided highway and is a major artery in the southern third of the state.
Built from 1938-40, the Art Deco style Model Tobacco Building is the primary six-story building of a six building collection of buildings comprising a former tobacco factory. Located at 1100 Jefferson Davis Highway, in Richmond, Virginia, the building was designed by the Chicago architecture firm of Schmidt, Garden and Erikson and is known for the 9' tall Moderne MODEL TOBACCO letters which dominate the north end of the building.
U.S. Route 250 is a part of the U.S. Highway System that runs from Sandusky, Ohio to Richmond, Virginia. In Virginia, the U.S. Highway runs 166.74 miles (268.34 km) from the West Virginia state line near Hightown east to its eastern terminus at US 360 in Richmond. US 250 is the main east–west highway of Highland County, which is known as Virginia's Little Switzerland; the highway follows the path of the 19th century Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike. From Staunton east to Richmond, the U.S. Highway serves as the local complement to Interstate 64 (I-64), roughly following the 18th century Three Notch'd Road through Waynesboro and Charlottesville on its way through the Shenandoah Valley, its crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Rockfish Gap, and the Piedmont. In the Richmond metropolitan area, US 250 is known as Broad Street, a major thoroughfare through the city's West End and downtown areas.
E. M. Todd Company, also known as Todd's Ham Building, is a historic factory building located in the Three Corners District of Richmond, Virginia. The original section was built in 1892 and expanded in 1919 and 1920. The expansion included five story smoke houses. It originally housed the Richmond Brewery, and was later acquired by the E. M. Todd Company a manufacturer of smoked ham and bacon. The E. M. Todd Company ceased operations at the plant in 1998.
Southern Stove Works is a historic factory complex located in the Three Corners District of Richmond, Virginia. The complex includes four contributing red brick buildings built between 1902 and 1920. The buildings housed the foundry, assembly operations, warehouse storage, and metal storage. In 1920, Southern Stove Works vacated the buildings and moved to their new facility, Southern Stove Works, Manchester. By 1921, these buildings were occupied by the J. P. Taylor Leaf Tobacco Company.
Richmond Locomotive and Machine Works, also known as the American Locomotive Company, Richmond Works, consists of two historic buildings located in Richmond, Virginia. They are an Iron Foundry, in use by 1887 and expanded in 1917, and a Brass Foundry, constructed in 1922. Both structures are steel framed, and clad in brick. The Iron Foundry building is approximately 100 feet wide by 480 feet long. The Brass Foundry building measures approximately 160 feet by 50 feet. The Richmond Locomotive & Machine Works grew out of Tredegar Iron Works to become a nationally known manufacturer of steam locomotive engines and an integral part of the industrial landscape of the Three Corners District in Richmond.
Southern Biscuit Company, also known as Interbake Foods, Inc. and Famous Foods of Virginia (FFV), is a historic factory building located in Richmond, Virginia. The original section was built in 1927, and is a six-story, reinforced concrete building. It was subsequently expanded four times through 1951. The building features a water tower and distinctive roof-top sign. The sign has three rows of letters spelling "HOME OF", "FFV", and "COOKIES AND CRACKERS". The facility closed in 2006.
Scott's Addition station is a Richmond, Virginia rapid station site of the GRTC Bus Rapid Transit route.