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"Oregon Hill" Top 5 Page for this destination Unique Neighbourhoods Tip by b1bob

Unique Neighbourhoods, Richmond: 8 reviews and 15 photos

  Oregon Hill
by b1bob

Favorite thing: Oregon Hill, located (west to east) between Hollywood Cemetery to Belvidere; North to South I-195 to Cary Street) was so named because when is antebellum working class residents, most working at Tredegar Iron Works, moved there, it seemed they were traveling to the distant Oregon Territory. It is a still very much a working class neighbourhood. Many of the homes, which once served as slums for workers in nearby factories, have origins in the late 19th to early 20th Century. It is a zone in transition: while it is an historic zone with some old houses being renovated, some old homes give way to new development.

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  • Updated Jun 19, 2006
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