John Rolfe Apartments

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John Rolfe Apartments
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John Rolfe Apartments, August 2012
John Rolfe Apartments is located in Virginia
John Rolfe Apartments
John Rolfe Apartments is located in the US
John Rolfe Apartments
Location 101 Tempsford Lane, Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates 37°33′59″N 77°31′11″W / 37.56639°N 77.51972°W / 37.56639; -77.51972Coordinates: 37°33′59″N 77°31′11″W / 37.56639°N 77.51972°W / 37.56639; -77.51972
Area 0.887 acres (0.359 ha)
Built 1940 (1940)
Architect George E. Hoppe, Jr.
Architectural style International
NRHP reference # 10000736[1]
VLR # 127-6513
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 9, 2010
Designated VLR June 17, 2010[2]

John Rolfe Apartments is a historic apartment building located in Richmond, Virginia. The building was built in 1940, and is a two and three-story, ten-unit, International style brick building. The rectangular building has concrete copings at the edges of the staggered flat roofs. The building's sloped setting is park-like with a heavy buffer of trees to the south and an open lawn and trees along the north property line. The building is considered a rare and early example of International Style residential architecture in the city of Richmond and the region.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/07/10 through 9/10/10. National Park Service. 2010-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Kimberly M. Chen and Melanie A. Moran (March 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: John Rolfe Apartments" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos