Woodland Heights, Virginia

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Woodland Heights Historic District
Woodland Heights, Virginia is located in Virginia
Woodland Heights, Virginia
Location Bounded by James River, W. 24th St., Bainbridge St. and Forest Hill Ave., and W. 32nd and 34th Sts., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°31′8″N 77°27′44″W / 37.51889°N 77.46222°W / 37.51889; -77.46222Coordinates: 37°31′8″N 77°27′44″W / 37.51889°N 77.46222°W / 37.51889; -77.46222
Area 245 acres (99 ha)
Built 1888 (1888)
Architectural style Late Victorian, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 09000796[1]
VLR # 127-0830
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 30, 2009
Designated VLR June 18, 2009[2]

Woodland Heights, VA is a neighborhood in the city of Richmond, Virginia. It began as a trolleycar neighborhood in the early 1900s and was built up along the James River beside Forest Hill Park. Woodland Heights is listed on the National Register of Historic Places[3] and the Virginia Landmarks Registry.

History[edit]

Woodland Heights was first advertised in 1891 as a luxury riverside retreat with proximity to downtown Richmond and Forest Hill Park. At this time, the "South Bank" of the James River was still mainly farms and woodlands along Old Manchester's western edge. Woodland Heights is the oldest of three sister neighborhoods built along the Rhodes trolleycar line, along with Westover Hills and Forest Hill.

Architecture[edit]

Amongst the first homes built in Woodland Heights was the T.D. Mann House. It was built in 1890, in the popular Victorian Queen Anne style.

Many subsequent homes built in Woodland Heights were of the American 4-Square Design from the Sears Roebuck catalogue.

Notable events[edit]

Five murders have occurred on West 31st Street:

Woodland Heights holds an annual House Tour and craft fair. It is located within walking distance of Forest Hill Park, Canoe Run Park, and Carter Jones Park. Forest Hill Park holds a farmer's market on Saturdays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration (September 30, 2009)"
  4. ^ "Killer of Virginia Family Gets Death"

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