Thursday Doors from Carytown (The Fan Area) in Richmond, Virginia

Hello Readers – today I have doors from this area in Richmond, Virginia called Carytown. It is also part of “The Fan” district.

The Fan neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, has the name because of the “fan” shape the streets make as they extend west from Belvidere Street to Boulevard Street.

Few tidbits:

  • The Fan neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985
  • A variety of architectural styles are found throughout the neighborhood, including Italianate, Richardson Romanesque, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, the Bungalow, American Foursquare, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial, and Art Deco
  • Monument Avenue is 19th century Beaux-Arts inspired boulevard, which was designated as a “Great Street” in 2007 by the American Planning Association.
  • Monument Avenue has six statues – many have been vandalized and these Confederate memorials on Monument Avenue have been a source of controversy since they were first built (more here). John Mitchell, Jr., banker and newspaper editor noted that he “was a great admirer of General Lee,” however, he did not help support these monuments. “The people of the South had to grunt and groan to raise a few thousand dollars for the Lee monument…the men who talk most about the valor of Lee, and the blood of the brave Confederate dead are those who NEVER smelt powder or engaged in a battle. Go to the Northern man for money; the Southern man for sentiment.”
  • Most homes in THE FAN area do not have garages and parking can sometimes suck.
  • The Fan neighborhood has three parks that are usually pretty safe.
  • The Fan has restaurants, places to shop, and it has landmark places to see like The National Theatre (opened in 1923). It also is near parts of Virginia Commonwealth University and The historic Jefferson Hotel.

Go here to read more about the fan, which


Sturdy, heavy wooden doors adorn this dress store.  And notice the old bells on a string on the inside hardware of the opened door? Old school for sure. Well the dresses are new, but the door and building – very old.
While grabbing a shot of this red door, at 3030 W. Cary, the wind played a long and added some flair.
Quite a stately steel door – giving a modern vibe to this old brick beauty
Wait a minute. Is anyone coming back for this door? I saw it here two weeks in a row.


The yellow on the fire hydrant (previous photo) reminded me of the yellow in this little painted door. But I was wondering if that is a weathervane on top of this ceramic piece? Need to ask Timeless lady…. Does anyone see a weathervane? – It looks like an anchor too.
Old 45 records in small shop – that had old and new goodies.


I took the photo of the 45 records real quick-like. Thought I could have the image in case a convo ever came up where we were talking about 8-Tracks and vinyl.

Anyhow, later, when I looked closer at the top record, I realized I knew that song – “Let You Love Flow” by the Bellamy Brothers. So today I have another oldie but goodie to share (with a good message – eh?) I also looked down and saw the name Alan Jackson. I did not know who that was and turns out, Jackson is an award-winning country artist and I like his music too (enjoyed hearing it for the first time). Now here is the toe-tapping Bellamy Brothers’ jam from 1976:



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29 thoughts on “Thursday Doors from Carytown (The Fan Area) in Richmond, Virginia

  1. The Bellamy Bros is a fav song 🙂 Thanks for getting me dancing Yvette 🙂 🙂 It would be interesting to know what the Apple record was (in the middle)
    I will have that lost door thanks. The steel door is a door that I have never seen, strange

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    1. Hi – so glad to share a song you liked – because we never know with these oldies.
      and BB, you inspired me to look at the photo closer and I have a post coming (Monday) that has more of the songs)
      I think the yellow 45 was “Don’t Cha Hear Me Callin” by the 5th dimension
      – and there were a few others –
      anyhow, it was fun to hunt for songs in one image – a nice rabbit trail


  2. Yes…I think it is a weathervane in the shape of an anchor. Thanks so much! I’ll include a link back to this post in next week’s weathervane post. I am listening to the song as I comment. I haven’t heard it in a long time. Great song.

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  3. Looks like someone has been shopping for more than doors! 😁. You found some good ones. Not sure what that little thing is on your ceramic piece.
    Love that song! Ah, the music of the 60s and 70s…
    Unfamiliar with Alan Jackson? Oh, my! Yep, he’s country but he’s really good (and I’m not that big a fan of country music)! The story I heard years ago is that his wife was on a flight with Glen Campbell. She introduced herself and presented him with one of her husband’s demos. The rest, as they say, is history!

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    1. Linda – I feel the same way as you – I am not into country but alan jackson was soothing ( I have been enjoying his music all week) and I looked up the other songs on the CD and have a post coming – and included an alan jackson song. How cool that you knew his music. And seeing how popular he is – I am surprised I did not know even one song of his!!! Although the “good year for the roses” sounded familiar in his duet –
      sounds like that flight was “divine appointment”

      thanks for taking the time to leave this nice comment

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  4. The dresses inside the first store look nice from the outside. I know exactly what you mean about that heavy sturdy door. I like that kind of door too. It is a bit heavy to push out though. Oh yes, “Let your love flow” song was one of my favorite when I was young too. I also like Alan Jackson too – great voice, great singer and great songs.

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    1. Hi YC – thanks for sharing and I have a post coming up with a more songs from this photo – but in the meantime – had to say that I am not sure if the dresses were new in that store (I did not go in) but it almost looks like a consignment store. -But such pretty dresses too –

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  5. So good of the wind to cooperate in the 2nd shot. I love the corner door in the 3rd one, especially how it offsets against the rounded brick corner above it. I’m gonna take a wild guess and say there used to be a revolving door there in its place.

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  6. “Let your love grow, with the smallest of dreams…” Nice. I can’t listen now, there’s a tv audience in here.
    It’s definitely an anchor. What a cute little find. I wonder who made it and why.
    I like the assemblage of Lex’s door, but I’m crazy about the door in the corner of two rounds. Great find!

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    1. regarding the song – I only know it from childhood exposure – and when I looked it up for the picture post – well I was like ” hey that is a nice song with a good message” and then when you put that one line in your commet:

      “Let your love grow, with the smallest of dreams…”
      it reminded me again that those are “some darn good lyrics” in that oldie but goodie.

      and thx for the confirmation on the anchor and I do think it was roundabout – likely so

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