Update on Lumpkin’s Jail

Thanks to the power of Twitter, I was able to get my hands on a press release that was put out yesterday from the City of Richmond about Lumpkin’s Jail. Although I can not find the original PR on their website, information was posted at both SLANTBlog and River District News. Also, thanks to Jonah at Near Westend News that sent me the PR.

I’ve always been very interested in history, and even moreso when the City of Richmond started working on this project. While its hard to trace my families exact relation to this (which I will write about later), its great that they are uncovering a huge part of history. While yes, this is a terriable thing to be related to, the fact that the city is still embracing its herritage is a huge step.

Today at 10am at Main Street Station in Shockoe Bottom, The Richmond City Council Slave Trail Commission is going to be presenting these new findings to the public. So far they have found parts of the brick foundation, a cobblestone courtyard, and even a kitchen area. They also mention that there are other period artificats that will be presented as well.


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