About Columbia (Richmond, Virginia)
Historic Architecture, Architecture, Interesting Places, Other Buildings And Structures
Columbia, also known as the Philip Haxall House, is a historic home located in Richmond, Virginia. It was built in 1817–1818, and is a two-story, three bay Federal style brick dwelling on a high basement. The entrance features an elliptical fanlight opening sheltered by a one-story Doric porch. It was added when the entrance was moved from the Lombardy Street side to the Grace Street side in 1924, when the building was expanded to house the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond. It housed the School of Law from 1917 to 1954. After 1834, the house was the main academic building of Richmond College, which grew to become the present University of Richmond.