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Fairmount Historic District
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Fairmount, Richmond, Virginia is located in Virginia
Fairmount, Richmond, Virginia
Location in Virginia
Fairmount, Richmond, Virginia is located in the United States
Fairmount, Richmond, Virginia
Location in the United States
Location Roughly bounded by 24th, Y, 20th, T, R, Q & P Sts., Fairfield & Carrington Aves., & Mechanicsville Tpk., Richmond, Virginia
Area 99 acres (40 ha)
Built 1890
Architect Wright, Cain, Robinson, Huntt, Wise; Pollard, James Fox and Son
Architectural style Italianate, Queen Anne, Bungalow Craftsman
NRHP reference No. 08000075
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Added to NRHP February 19, 2008

Originally a trolley car suburb in the years just before the dawn of the 20th century, the Fairmount neighborhood in Church Hill, Richmond, Virginia, is located just north of Union Hill. Much of the neighborhood was developed from the 1890s to the 1920s, and its buildings largely reflect Queen Anne, Italianate, and 1920s bungalow architecture. What is likely the oldest remaining residence, a frame house, probably dates from before 1870. A notable property in the Fairmount neighborhood is the Fairmount School. Annexed from Henrico County in 1906, Fairmount was first incorporated as an independent town on March 10, 1902 (though the area had actually been established some time in the years 1889-1893).

The boundaries are roughly east of Mosby Street, north of Carrington, west of 24th/25th Streets, and towards Fairfield Avenue. Across Fairmount Avenue, it is the bulk of the area east of the Brauers neighborhood and west of 24th.

In February 2008, the Fairmount Historic District was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The City of Richmond has made available a map of the historic district and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources has released the application to the registry, an illustrated version of which tells the history of the neighborhood with supporting maps and images.

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