Ginter Park

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Ginter Park Historic District
Ginter Park.JPG
A house within the Ginter Park Historic District
Ginter Park is located in Virginia
Ginter Park
Location Roughly bounded by North Ave., Moss Side and Hawthorne and Chamberlayne Aves., Brookland Park Blvd., and Brook Rd., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°34′50″N 77°26′50″W / 37.58056°N 77.44722°W / 37.58056; -77.44722Coordinates: 37°34′50″N 77°26′50″W / 37.58056°N 77.44722°W / 37.58056; -77.44722
Area 290 acres (120 ha)
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Builder's Vernacular
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

86002688

[1]
VLR # 127-0201
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 22, 1986
Designated VLR June 17, 1986, December 17, 2009[2]

Ginter Park is a suburb neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia built on land owned and developed by Lewis Ginter. The neighborhood's first well known resident was newspaperman Joseph Bryan, who lived in Laburnum, first built in 1883 and later rebuilt [1]. In 1895, many acres of land north of Richmond were purchased by Ginter in order to develop into neighborhoods. Ginter Park and other neighborhoods were developed from this initial land purchase. In Ginter Park are Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education and as well as Pollard Park.

Nearby are Children's Hospital of Richmond,[3] Armstrong High School (Richmond, Virginia),

While borders are not exact, nearby neighborhoods that are part of North Side include Barton Heights, Highland Park, Sherwood Park and Bellevue.

The Ginter Park Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] It encompasses 291 contributing buildings and 179 contributing structures.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Children's Hospital of Richmond (VA)
  4. ^ Douglas Harnsberger and Anne Thorn (February 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ginter Park Historic District". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map

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