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Architectural Ancestry: Mosby Dry Goods Store

This article comes to us from guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author of The Architecture of Jackson Ward, Cast and Wrought: The Architectural Metalwork of Downtown Richmond, Virginia, …

Neighborhood Profile: Bon Air

Bon Air is a neighborhood in northern Chesterfield County. Located roughly 8 miles west of Downtown Richmond, Bon Air was formed as a getaway for wealthy Richmonders. The name, meaning “good air” in french, was selected to evoke the bucolic countryside which Richmonders could now escape to. The village was formed around the Bon Air …

Sister City Profile: Windhoek, Namibia

As part of a continuing series, ArchitectureRichmond will document the cities that comprise our five active Sister City partnerships, in order to learn more about similar urban environments throughout the world as a point of reference for our own development. With a population of approximately 330,000, Windhoek is the geographic, political, economic and cultural center of …

Sister Cities profile: Saitama

Saitama is a city of roughly 1.2 million inhabitants located in the Kanto region of Japan, near the eastern coast of the country’s main island. While some form of the name Saitama can be traced back more than 1,200 years, the modern city was established in 2001 as part of political reconsolidation of several existing …

Architects of Richmond: Max Ernst Ruehrmund

Article and photographs by Robert P. Winthrop. As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author …

Architects of Richmond: William Lawrence Bottomley

As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author of The Architecture of Jackson Ward, Cast and …

Sister City Profile: Ségou, Mali

As part of a continuing series, ArchitectureRichmond will document the cities that comprise our five active Sister City partnerships, in order to learn more about similar urban environments throughout the world as a point of reference for our own development. Situated on the Niger River in Mali, Ségou is the fifth largest city in the country …

Neighborhood Profile: Windsor Farms

The Windsor Farms residential subdivision, known architecturally first and foremost for Agecroft Hall and the Virginia House, is equally as interesting for its layout and conception as well as an impressive collection of Colonial Revival homes. Founded in 1926 by tobacconist T.C. Williams, the neighborhood was reimagined as an English Village. This is evident both …

Sister City Profile: Zhengzhou

As part of a continuing series, ArchitectureRichmond will document the cities that comprise our five active Sister City partnerships, in order to learn more about similar urban environments throughout the world as a point of reference for our own development. Zhengzhou is the capital and largest city of Henan Province, China. With a city population of …

Sister Cities: Introduction

ArchitectureRichmond is announcing a series of articles focused on each of Richmond’s sister cities. The organization Sister Cities International pairs cities from around the globe with each other in order to promote intercultural exchange and understanding. Richmond is lucky enough to have five active sister city partnerships with cities from five separate nations. They are: …