Ginter Park

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Ginter Park Historic District
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A house within the Ginter Park Historic District
Ginter Park is located in Virginia
Ginter Park
Ginter Park is located in the United States
Ginter Park
LocationRoughly bounded by North Ave., Moss Side and Hawthorne and Chamberlayne Aves., Brookland Park Blvd., and Brook Rd., Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates37°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
Area290 acres (120 ha)
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Builder's Vernacular
NRHP reference #86002688 [1]
VLR #127-0201
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 1986
Designated VLRJune 17, 1986, December 17, 2009[2]

Ginter Park is a suburban 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[3]. 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 Presbyterian Seminary and as well as Pollard Park.

Nearby are the Children's Hospital of Richmond[4] and John Marshall High School.

While the borders of North Side are not exact, nearby North Side neighborhoods include Barton Heights, Highland Park, Laburnum 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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Joseph Bryan". 11 March 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU,". Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. ^ Douglas Harnsberger and Anne Thorn (February 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ginter Park 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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