Shafer's Row, 811-819 S. Cathedral Place (originally Floyd Ave)
- directly across the street from the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
The blog is called "Uncovering 811-819 S. Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA: Chronicling discoveries on the historic row across from Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
You may want see more of this site is as she documents her ongoing discoveries on the various architectural features of these houses - especially her research on the the decorative mill work and door hardware. She gets some tips on sources from her professor, Dr. Charles Brownell, head of VCU's Architectural History program (more on Dr. Brownell's annual Architectural Symposium in a upcoming blog entry). But most of what she has found has been by solid research - including contacting such local firms like the Siewers Lumber and Millwork company.
Jessica is a great example of the superior, hard working students who have worked with Dr. Brownell at VCU for nearly 20 years. Let's hope she posts her final paper on the site.
- Ray B.