Galaxy (HM10ID)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
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N 37° 28.359', W 77° 22.778'

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Irving L. Haggins, an African American, born in 1934, designed his one-of-a kind home in 1956. This self-taught architect and contractor built it in 1967. Inspired by modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright's work, it combines unusual organic forms and distinctive naturalistic materials. A sweeping cantilevered roof and electric windows are two ultramodern features. Built in a time shortly after the advent of the "atomic age" the house pays homage to the progressive ideas of its time. Haggins named his dream house Galaxy after often working well into the night with only the stars of the galaxy to witness his labor of love.
HM NumberHM10ID
Marker NumberHC-30
Year Placed2010
Placed ByCounty of Henrico
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289571 N 4149966
Decimal Degrees37.47265000, -77.37963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.359', W 77° 22.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 21.54" N, 77° 22' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7030 Messer Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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