Scott's Addition Historic District

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Scott's Addition Historic District
WTVR 6 Tower.JPG
WTVR 6 Tower, July 2004
Scott's Addition Historic District is located in Virginia
Scott's Addition Historic District
Scott's Addition Historic District is located in the United States
Scott's Addition Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Cutshaw Ave, Boulevard, and the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac RR, Richmond, Virginia
Coordinates37°34′06″N 77°28′21″W / 37.56833°N 77.47250°W / 37.56833; -77.47250Coordinates: 37°34′06″N 77°28′21″W / 37.56833°N 77.47250°W / 37.56833; -77.47250
Area152 acres (62 ha)
Built1948 (1948)
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Classical Revival, Art Deco, et al.
NRHP reference #05000896[1]
VLR #127-6136
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 12, 2005
Designated VLRJune 1, 2005[2]

The Scott's Addition Historic District is a national historic district located in Richmond, Virginia.

The district encompasses 284 buildings, 2 structure, and 2 objects that contribute to its historic nature, located in a largely commercial and industrial section of Richmond. It was developed after 1900, and includes representative examples of the Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Exotic Revival[3] and Art Deco styles. Notable buildings include the Jones Motor Car Company (1926), the former Cadillac and LaSalle dealership (1928), The Hofheimer Building (1928),[3] Radio WMBG Broadcasting Station (1938), Boulevard Baptist Church (c. 1916), China-American Tobacco & Trading Company Warehouse (1920), National Biscuit Factory (Nabisco) (1923), G. F. O'Connell House (1920), State Planters Bank & Trust Company (1948), Chevrolet Parts Depot (General Motors Corporation) warehouse and training center (1929), Cavalier Arena Skating Rink (1940), the Binswanger Glass Factory (1946), Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company Inc. (1953), and the Seaboard Building (1956).[4] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

Beer Boom[edit]

Virginia changed its blue laws to permit breweries to sell beer on site without offering food, and Scott's Addition became part of the "Virginia Beer Boom" in Richmond. Scott's Addition has been called the "booziest" neighborhood in Richmond, and is home to nine alcohol producers,[5] including breweries, cideries, a meadery, and a distillery, dubbed the Scott's Addition Beverage District[6]. In 2018, VinePair named Richmond the world's top beer destination for 2018.[7]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b Foretek, Jared (July 27, 2017). "Richmond Neighborhood Transformed with Historic Tax Credits". National Trust for Historic Preservation. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Kimberly M. Chen, Erika Schmelzer and Mary Porzio (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Scott's Addition Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map
  5. ^ Bryan, Alix (February 22, 2016). "The secret behind Scott's Addition, Richmond's booziest neighborhood". WTVR-TV. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
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  7. ^ O'Connor, Michael (February 27, 2018). "Henrico exploring changes to regulations for breweries, short-term rentals". Richmond Times Dispatch. Retrieved February 28, 2018. The forthcoming ordinance amendments will take into account changes to the state code that have fueled Virginia’s beer boom: In 2012, Virginia made it legal for breweries to offer tastings and sell their beer on-site and allowed fledgling breweries to use the facilities of more established beverage makers...VinePair recently named Richmond the world’s top beer destination for 2018