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Sandston, VA 23150
Phone: (804) 226-1800
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The Saint Paul's Baptist Church believes in the power of love and care. The church follows the preachings of Jesus Christ and strives to inculcate in all, good values, helping people to grow into good human beings. There are several ministries affiliated to Saint Paul's Baptist Church, including music, drama, orchestra and dance. You can even revel in the experience of joy that the shows, being hosted here, offer. The church also holds special events like weddings and receptions along with meetings and conferences.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
Church Hill, or St. John's Church Historic District is a historic district located in Richmond, Virginia. The district has a rich history related to the Revolutionary War and the subsequent laying of underground railroads. The homes in the neighborhood have been designed in Greek Revival and Federal architecture by Byrd and William. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Tours to the historic district are available.
It was here that the Virginia Convention of 1775 met to discuss the question of taking arms against the British. One of the oldest wooden buildings in Virginia, delegates to the Convention - including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Patrick Henry - had convened in this very spot. And it was here where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech and said the following famous lines: "Give me liberty, or give me death!" Visitors can reenact this experience by watching the live performances offered by professional actors and further enrich their knowledge of history by visiting the city's first public cemetery.
You can almost hear the rustle of papyrus and the rush of the Nile (or is it the nearby James River?) when you look at the Egyptian Building, now part of the campus of the Medical College of Virginia. Considered one of the finest examples of Egyptian Revival architecture in the United States, this landmark is a feast for the eyes. The Egyptian Building was completed in 1845 and is one of the most unusual looking sites in the city.
One of the finer buildings standing in the Richmond city of the U.S. State of Virginia is the William H. Grant House. The house is a magnificent building that is renowned for its spectacular architecture. It elegantly traces the Italianate style of architecture and features in the National Register of Historic Places.
Cited right on Capitol Square, the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial is a testament to Barbara Rose Johns' bravery. Not widely known but still an extremely important figure in the civil rights movement, Barbara is fondly referred to as "Virginia's Rosa Parks." The then 16-year-old led a strike for equal education at Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia. Her suit was used in the historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, in which the court ruled against "separate but equal," ending segregation in American public schools. The Civil Rights Memorial celebrates the spirit of Barbara Johns, Moton High School, community leaders and civil rights attorneys.
Richmond City Hall now called the Old City Hall is a magnificent example of Victorian Gothic architecture. Designed by Detroit architect Elijah Myers, the building was completed in 1894. It was utilized as the city hall until a new city hall was built in the 1970s.
The lush green expanse of Capitol Square is a favorite spot for locals to bring a picnic lunch. Rose bushes cluster along the rails of bubbling, antique fountains and one has a diving board for squirrels! Statues of local historical figures like Edgar Allen Poe dot the lawn. A brick side-walk leads to an impressive monument to Virginia's presidents and statesmen. Capitol Square is a relaxing retreat from the bustle of the business district on the surrounding streets.
Watch the city's hub-bub from its hub. One of the best views of the city and its skyline including the clock tower of Main Street Station, the spires of Old City Hall and the gentle slope of Church Hill is from the observation deck at City Hall. Traveling in an elevator or, for the more ambitious, walking up the stairs 19 floors up to view the lights and sights of Richmond is a thrilling experience. Admission after 5pm is through the guard station. There is no charge.
Virginia Washington Monument is a 60 feet, three-tier monument located besides Virginia State Capitol. It has a statue of George Washington on a horse with six other freedom fighters on the second level. The third level has allegorical structures showcasing the individual contribution of these fighters. The monument symbolizes the role of Virginia in the American Revolution.
It is easy to get happily lost in the vast collections of The Library of Virginia. The building contains 83 million manuscripts and more than a million books, periodicals, newspapers, prints, photographs and maps. The items in the rare book collection provide fascinating browsing; many contain early woodcuts and lithographs. The photo collection includes a comprehensive view of the 1939 World's Fair, antique tobacco labels and currency. The Library also features changing exhibits relevant to Virginia history on the ground floor.