The National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (Nomination Report) represents the end of a four-year collaborative effort between Henrico and the Commonwealth of Virginia to survey over 1,057 resources within 554 properties and evaluates the historic nature of Sandston. Just over 590 buildings and other resources were found to be contributing to the Sandston Historic District, which has a period of significance of 1918 to 1966. The District was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places based on its eligibility in the area of Community Planning and Development as an example on an intact early-20th-century streetcar suburb and its collection of well-preserved houses in a variety of definable styles dating from the late 1910s to the 1960s.
The Sandston nomination report contains a detailed history of Sandston and its development, as well as photos of typical examples of architectural styles found in the district, historic photos, and maps of the area.
Sandston Historic District Boundary
- Sandston Historic District Flyer
- Learn more about the History of Henrico County
- Learn more about Henrico historic preservation, County historic sites, and how to obtain plaques commemorating historic structures including those in the Highland Springs Historic District.
- Henrico County Historical Society
- Learn more about the National Register of Historic Places program from the National Park Service and find information about other National Register properties
- Learn more about historic resources in Virginia and other services available from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
- The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization administers several neighborhood revitalization programs, including housing improvement programs, grants to assist businesses in the Enterprise Zone and Henrico Investment Program, and enforcement of environmental and zoning codes.
- Henrico County main web site
- Frequently asked questions about historic registers(districts)
For information about historic districts and historic resources in Virginia and how to take advantage of historic tax credits:
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
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