Richmond (Va.). Dept. of Planning and Community Development
Original Description (From Book)
This double house was built by John Adams, a free black plasterer in the years immediately preceding in the Civil War. Adams was the most prominent member of this black community and managed to amass a considerable fortune. The houses are transitional between the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. 300 has been stripped of its porch and window sash, but 302 is well-preserved.
Original Note (From Book)
The 300 Block of West Leigh Street - The north side of the street has survived as residences, while the southern side has disappeared completely. This was the boundary of the original Jackson Ward and has been a center of the black community for well over a century.
Type of Building
Greek Revival; Italianate (North American architecture styles)
porches; sashes (window components)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Pictorial works; Architecture -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Pictorial works; Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Pictorial works; Richmond (Va.) -- History -- Pictorial works; Richmond (Va.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works; Jackson Ward Historic District (Richmond, Va.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works