Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill (HM21MU)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.937', W 77° 25.334'

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Richmond Hill was an early name for Church Hill.
Richard Adams, one of the most prominent men in
Richmond, built a house on this site by the 1790s,
and a second house, still standing, was constructed
here about 1810. William Taylor remodeled this
residence in the Italianate style in 1859, adding
the second story and porches. In 1866, the Order
of the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary
established a monastery and school here, and they
erected a chapel in 1894-95. The monastery,
known as Monte Maria, was purchased in 1987 by
an ecumenical Christian community, which named
the property Richmond Hill and opened it as a
retreat center and place of prayer for the city.
HM NumberHM21MU
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285974 N 4156679
Decimal Degrees37.53228333, -77.42223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.937', W 77° 25.334'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 56.22" N, 77° 25' 20.04" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2201 E Grace St, Richmond VA 23223, US
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