1816.043: Idea of the Plan of Navy Hill.

Published: 1816

Full Title: Address to the citizens of Richmond. The proprietors of the land composing Navy Hill, being deeply interested, both as individuals and as citizens, in the success of the plan ...

Author: Proprietors of the Navy Hill Development.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Ritchie, Trueheart, and DuVal

Description: 1 sheet [2 pgs.]: 40 cm. (broadside, printed recto & verso).


This sheet bears a map on first page with a caption tile of "Idea of the plan of Navy Hill." The Navy Hill development was located between 3rd and 10th Streets in Richmond along East Jackson Street, just south of the modern-day highway interchange between I-64 and I-95; one of the original proprietors of this development one Wright Southgate, who died in the Richmond Theater Fire in December 1811; his widowed sister Hannah married Leroy Anderson, founding editor of the Richmond Compiler who lost his wife in that fire as well; by June 1816, Anderson was serving as Southgate's executor and advertising a July 1816 auction sale of Southgate's 75 lots in this development in the Richmond Enquirer, then published by the firm of Ritchie, Trueheart, and DuVal, so suggesting the date of this promotional flyer. Only known copy, held by the Virginia Historical Society, lacks colophon; the VHS catalogue attributes its production to that partnership, but does not identify any of the proprietors of this development; Anderson and his wife began a new school for girls in Navy Hill in 1818.

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