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Here I’ll share Appendix A from the research paper on 811-819 South Cathedral Place, in Richmond, Virginia. It covers the 5 unit row and a history of events, residents and ownership from construction to VCU acquisition. Also included is a narrative description of each unit’s architectural details. Continue reading Shafer’s Row History and Architectural Catalogue
Here is the presentation I gave to my group after finishing the project. Continue reading Cathedral Row, Richmond VA: The Movie!
Please see below for the title page, table of contents and main body of the paper. Continue reading The Paper
Straightforward… here is the bibliography for the project. Continue reading Works referenced during research
Now that I’m completely finished with the report, I can relax a little and share the findings here on the blog. There are a lot of parts and pieces to the research, so I’ll be adding them as posts over the coming weeks. I also hope to create a version of the full presentation to post in a few weeks, so keep an eye out for that!
Today I’ll share with you Appendix B – which is just a basic chronology of events for each house. You can take a look at the full appendix below, but here’s a snapshot of 811 South Cathedral Place’s major events over the years:
Pickrell-Alsop House, 811 South Cathedral Place
1889, Jul 29 John C. Shafer took out $4,500 Mutual Assurance Coverage on unit under policy #24225; Construction was in process, property owned by John C. Shafer
1889 – 1900+ Pickrell family resided
1890, Dec 16 Joint deed with 813 Floyd Avenue made as bond towards repaying of a $10,000 debt; Legh R. Page and George Christian appointed trustees
1895, Mar 24 John C. Shafer, property owner, died
1903, Apr 9 James A. Moncure, administrator of the Shafer estate transferred property by deed to Boswell Alsop for $8,500
1903, Jun 4 Cornerstone laid for foundation of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Continue reading “A chronology of events”
Just as an exercise in considering and narrowing down the possibilities, I made this chart recently. There certainly could be more names to consider, but I started with the most relevant possibilities. The men I considered mainly include builders mentioned in Drew Carneal’s Richmond’s Fan District, builders identified in the 1985 Historic District Nomination form … Continue reading Narrowing down the builders