Rose Returns to Richmond?

* A two-year-old blog on Richmond kit homes has generated 2,000+ views in 48 hours. That’s a lot for one blog. And then on Friday, I discovered an advertisement in a 1921 newspaper featuring a potential *neighborhood* of Sears Homes near the Botanical Gardens....

The Home of C. F. Sauer, in Richmond

UPDATED!  See new photos below!! Today, I was at the Norfolk Public Library reading an old Richmond Times Dispatch from October 23, 1921 when I stumbled across this “pictorial record” of a fine old house in Richmond. It caught my eye for several reasons:...

Our First Public Talk on Penniman!

Thursday night, David Spriggs and I gave our first talk on Penniman, Virginia’s Own Ghost Town. While preparing our powerpoint presentation, I learned two things I had not known before: 1)  Sometime in 1917 or 1918, a German sub made its way to the York River,...