VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Architectural History - Richmond

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives, located on the fourth floor of the James Branch Cabell Library, houses books, journals, manuscript collections, photographs, and other materials that support the academic programs of the Monroe Park Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. The department is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (other hours by appointment).

James Branch Cabell Library
Special Collections and Archives
901 Park Avenue
Box 842033
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2033


(804) 828-1108 phone
(804) 828-0151 (fax)








Postcard image of of the 900 of W. Franklin Street looking east, postmarked 1912.

A major subject area in Special Collections and Archives is documenting Richmond's architectural history, especially the architecture of the Fan District which includes VCU's Monroe Park Campus. This research guide provides access to some of the department's unique resources. Links to other online resources are also presented here.

Please email Ray Bonis if you have questions.