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FDA Works to Preserve Historic Character of our Neighborhood

The Fan District is said to be the largest intact Victorian Neighborhood in the U.S. with approximately 2,000 townhouses in the diverse architectural styles of that period. The streets spread out towards the west in the shape of a fan, hence the name of this historic district. 


The Historic Preservation Committee is working with Fan residents and the City to incorporate additional zoning measures that will govern demolition, infill, and/or new construction of buildings in the Fan. These zoning measures, similar to the design overlay of the Museum District, is designed to preserve the unique character of the Fan's historic architecture and landscape attributes that make the Fan so special.

Some of the current projects to preserve our link to the past include the Lighting Project and the Street Sign Project.


Tim Feehan
Chair, Historic Preservation

The Fan District Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 208 N Strawberry Street, Richmond, VA 23220

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