Last Updated: 2010-01-13

Blackwell is a neighborhood with a strong sense of community. As far back as 1874, Blackwell was known for its many African-American-owned businesses created by the workers and merchants who lived there.

Today, Blackwell is a front-porch neighborhood of tree-lined streets with a wealth of late-nineteenth-century Italianate- and Victorian-style houses and early-twentieth-century bungalows.

The Blackwell community is committed to saving its structures with a character reminiscent of the early twentieth century. In addition, new construction is designed to complement the neighborhood's historic character.

Neighborhood Amenities

The following is a list of amenities in the Blackwell neighborhood that are walking distance or a short drive of the area.

Community Center

Blackwell Community Center and Pool
300 East 15th St.

Neighborhood Library

Hull Street Branch
1400 Hull St.

Neighborhood Schools


Washington Square Park
900 Hull St.

Historic Sites

Manchester Court House
900 Hull St.

Contact Information:

Neighborhoods in Bloom
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 501
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-5600
Fax: (804)646-5686

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