What bothers me most about this is how sneaky VCU has become with tearing these old buildings down. From a Greater Jackson Ward News post a few months ago:
"Because the building at Broad and Gilmer is not state property, it is owned by the VCU Real Estate Foundation rather than the university, it is not subject to review by her department.Stay classy VCU.
The department (of Historic Resources) was made aware of the VCU plans as a courtesy but had no formal role because foundations by law are considered private entities."
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