Oregon Hill

Oregon Hill Historic District is a fine 19th and early 20th-century working class neighborhood with architecture and streetscapes that illustrate how industrial workers lived. Located near the Tredegar Iron Works, the area developed as a working class community in the first half of the 19th century. After the Civil War, the neighborhood’s residents helped Richmond regain its stature as a southern industrial and commercial center. Visionary philanthropist Grace Evelyn Arents played an important role in providing services to the residents of the district. You can read a whole lot more about Oregon Hill at the National Park Service site here.

Or you can find out what’s up in Oregon Hill today by reading the neighborhood blog here.