Richmond (Va.). Dept. of Planning and Community Development
Original Description (From Book)
This large wooden house was built before 1813 when this was a suburban area. It was later owned by William Meredith, a coachmaker, and still later by Mr. Forrester, an important member of the Order of St. Luke. This is a very fine example of its period.
Original Note (From Book)
Jackson Street - This narrow street was, during the last years of the nineteenth century, the home of many prominent black families. It was the home of the most important black leaders and the site of the oldest black bank in the nation. The houses are modest in size and many are in poor repair today.
Photograph differs from one used in book.
Type of Building
William Meredith; Richard G. Forrester
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