Barton Heights

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Town of Barton Heights Historic District
Barton Avenue, Barton Heights, Richmond, Virginia.JPG
Barton Heights is located in Virginia
Barton Heights
Barton Heights is located in the United States
Barton Heights
LocationRoughly arton, Fendall, Greenwood, Lamb, Miller, Monterio, North, Rose, Dove, Home, Minor, Poe, Wellford, Wickham., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates37°33′37″N 77°25′57″W / 37.56028°N 77.43250°W / 37.56028; -77.43250Coordinates: 37°33′37″N 77°25′57″W / 37.56028°N 77.43250°W / 37.56028; -77.43250
Area120 acres (49 ha)
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
MPSStreetcar Suburbs in Northside Richmond MPS
NRHP reference No.02000592[1]
VLR No.127-0816
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 06, 2003
Designated VLRJune 13, 2001[2]

Barton Heights is a streetcar suburb neighborhood and former town in the Northside area of Richmond, Virginia. The area was primarily developed between 1890 and the 1920s.[3]


Begun as an area of development in Henrico County, Virginia in 1890 by James H. Barton, Barton Heights rapidly developed as the result of being linked via streetcar in 1894 across the deep ravine of the Bacon's Quarter branch of Shockoe Creek, which flows into the Shockoe Valley. The area incorporated as a town in 1896, and was annexed by the city of Richmond in 1914.[3]

The Town of Barton Heights Historic District encompasses 367 contributing buildings (305 main buildings and 62 outbuildings). They are primarily spacious wood-frame houses, most built in the first quarter of the 20th century, and sited on 50-foot-wide lots. The houses are largely built in the Queen Anne or Colonial Revival style.[3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Kimberly Merkel Chen; Mary Harding Sadler; Peter McDearmon Witt & Jean McRae (May 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Town of Barton Heights Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map Archived 2013-12-30 at the Wayback Machine

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