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Shockoe Valley and Tobacco Row Historic District
View north on 17th Street
|Location||Roughly bounded by Dock, 15th, Clay, Franklin, and Peach Sts., Richmond, Virginia|
|Area||129 acres (52 ha)|
|Architectural style||Mid 19th Century Revival, Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian|
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|Added to NRHP||February 24, 1983|
Shockoe Bottom is an area in Richmond, Virginia, just east of downtown, along the James River. Located between Shockoe Hill and Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom contains much of the land included in Colonel William Mayo's 1737 plan of Richmond, making it one of the city's oldest neighborhoods.
It became a major nightlife, dining, and entertainment center in the last two decades of the 20th century. After centuries of periodic flooding by the James River, development was greatly stimulated by the completion of Richmond's James River Flood Wall in 1995. Ironically, the next flooding disaster came not from the river, but from Hurricane Gaston which brought extensive local tributary flooding along the basin of Shockoe Creek and did extensive damage to the area in 2004, with businesses being shut down and many buildings condemned.
More recent projects include: Cedar Broad Apartments, 204-unit complex at 18th and Broad streets. The project also has room for 8,448 square feet (784.8 m2) of retail space. Total Budget 19 million.
Cold Storage project, $50 million project of Historic Housing. North 18th, East Clay, East Marshall and Oliver Hill Way area. Five turn of the century warehouses being converted to 300 apartments.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
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