From the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 7/19/1911, p. 10, c. 7

The City Attorney was directed to condemn the Van Lew property for school purposes, the cost not to exceed $25,000. The price has been agreed upon with the owner, Dr. William H. Parker, but the proceedings are necessary to clear the title. Condemnation was also ordered of a lot on Buchanan Street, needed for school purposes.

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