Archive for Church Hill People's News (CHPN), a community blog for the East End of Richmond, Virginia

This archive covers the years 2004-2017 for CHPN, originally published at

Each post has navigation arrows (← and →) at the top if you would like to view the posts chronologically. (View the first post or the last post.)

You can view archives by year: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

There are also thousands of tags used to categorize and link the posts. Here are a select few: feature, census, map, profile, as seen, before/after, dhr, historic photos, 1780s, 1850s, 1860s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

See also: RVA Mayors 2016, Richmond's Worst Year?, King's Retreat, The Year in Photos (2009), The Richmond Trolley Strike, A brief history of the Chimborazo Mini-Mall, Back-in-the-day slumlord John Wesley Pearsall, Churches own many vacants along Fairmount Avenue, Who lived in your house?, The local work of architect Charles M. Robinson, 100 Vacant Houses, Revisiting the 10 most blighted houses in Church Hill

Information on homicides by year: 1994 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

If you encounter a broke internal link, check if there is an "_" followed by a string of numbers at the end of the URL. Remove the "_" and the numbers and the page should load.

John Murden published CHPN through December 2017, at which point the keys were handed off.

This is work in progress. Please contact John Murden at with any questions.

John Murden
November 2020