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Libby Hill Park and Park Keeper's House

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1873, c. 1890, Wilfred Emory Cutshaw. 1906, keeper's house attachment. 1995, park and building renovation, Higgins and Associates. 29th and E. Franklin sts.

The city of Richmond acquired a portion of the site for this park in 1851, but not until 1873, after the acquisition of additional lots on East Franklin Street and Libby Terrace, did it undertake construction, which included the gazebo, the park keeper's house, and most of the present paths and roadways. The completed project is one of the most dramatic urban spaces in Richmond. The recent renovation of the park provided additional paths, seating, and lighting.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Libby Hill Park and Park Keeper's House", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 203-203.

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