Something I’ve always wondered: why is Lakeside called Lakeside? Richmond.com to the rescue: There is a lake — two or three of them in fact. None are obvious from Lakeside Avenue. Which one puts the “lake” in Lakeside? The correct attribution for the namesake is the lake at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club. There’s some more [...]
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There’s a post up on Vintage Richmond featuring a 1907 newspaper ad for Bellevue Park, the area right off of Hermitage and Bellevue. There are a couple streets that have had their names changed: John Pope Avenue is now Pope Avenue, Virginia is now Princeton, and it looks like Clinton Avenue extended to present day [...]
From VCU Libraries.
The City has issued a Notice of Adverse Effect for the demolition of 209 & 211 West Brookland Park. You can download the entire notice here (PDF). If you have questions or objections you can contact Thomas.Potterfield@richmondgov.com (804.646.6364). no later than August 2nd.
WCVE has another Northside related Rediscovering Richmond piece, this time on Ginter Park, aka the Queen of the Suburbs.
WCVE has a great look at the establishment and history of Barton Heights as part of their Rediscovering Richmond series. It’s a ~5minute audio clip and worth listening to to start your day.