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Carillon Bell Tower at Night Spring time at the Carillon Bell Tower At the Can Can Restaurant The Capitol Place in Richmond On Broad Street at Old 14th Street in dowtown Richmond Virginia Business District under Sun Fog in business district of Richmond Snow falling on the Old City Hall Richmond Virginia

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Last Update: April 16, 2023

Capitol Place Richmond Virginia

Capitol Place

Under the James River Railway Bridge

Under the James River Railway Bridge

Under the Lee Bridge in Richmond Virginia

Under the Lee Bridge

Along the James River in Winter

Along the James River in Winter

WTVR Tower in Richnond, Virginia

WTVR Tower in Richmond Virginia

The construction for the WTVR tower was completed in 1953 and made it (at that point in time) the tallest freestanding radio tower in the USA. Only the Eiffel Tower was a taller lattice-metal tower in the world. The reach of the broadcast from the tower was substantial, and I was told by someone in NW Arkansas that as a kid they could pick up broadcasts.

CNB building Broad St

The old Central Bank building is now an apartment facility called Deco at CNB

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About Richmond and Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia is often called the "Old Dominion" and is the source of much of the oldest history of the United States. Sometimes referred to as the "Mother of Presidents" because of the eight U.S. presidents which have come from the state.


Like all Virginia municipalities incorporated as cities, Richmond is an independent city and not part of any county. The population count for Richmond in the 2010 census was 204,214 people, and the estimated 2019 population is 230,436. The entire "Richmond Metropolitan Area" crosses into 9 counties and is estimated to have a population of 1,26 million persons.

Land Mass

Richmond land mass is 62.5 miles, of which 4% is water. The climate conditions for the city are categorized as humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and generally mild winters.

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