Black History Museum

Richmond, VA

Market: Cultural

Client

Baskervill

Completion

2016

Awards

2016 Outstanding Project Award, Structural Renovations Under $15M, Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan Washington

Built circa 1895 and listed on state and national registers, the First Virginia Volunteers Battalion Armory, also known as the Leigh Street Armory, remains as one of the only existing armories built for an African-American military battalion. After receiving a state grant in 2011, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia announced plans to repurpose the Leigh Street Armory as their new home. SGH was the structural engineer of record for the armory’s renovation and its addition.