Diamond Hill Historic District of Lynchburg
Step back in time…Take a walking tour on streets lined with Victorian homes in the beautiful Diamond Hill Historic District of Lynchburg, Virginia.
The Diamond Hill Historic District is located between Church and Grace Streets in Lynchburg, just off the expressway (US 29 - Bypass). Diamond Hill was one of Lynchburg’s most prestigious neighborhoods at the turn of the century with a rich selection of architectural styles including, Gothic, Colonial Revival, Italianate, Greek Revival, Georgian Revival, Queen Anne, and Stick style homes.
Like many historic neighborhoods, Diamond Hill had fallen on tough times by the 1950’s and most of the Victorian homes were turned into apartments. However, due to the foresight and caring of a few individuals, the neighborhood began to turn around in the 1970s and the Diamond Hill Historical Society was formed to promote and foster the social, cultural, and architectural history of the neighborhood. Diamond Hill became Lynchburg’s first historic district in 1978. Along with local designation, Diamond Hill is now listed on the Virginia Register and the National Register of Historical Places.
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