Richmond's Historic Landmarks in New Local Book

Local author Katarina M. Spears tell story of the city through vintage photographs.
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Nov. 19, 2012 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Richmond Landmarks from local author Katarina M. Spears. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Richmond boasts a long, rich history—early-17th-century English exploration, the 18th-century economic and philosophical road to the American Revolution, the center of the domestic slave trade in the 19th century, and the capital of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Much of Richmond’s history reflects a national history, and its important landmarks span several centuries, ranging from historic cemeteries to iconic buildings to grand-scale monuments.

While these landmarks of national significance are a great draw for visitors, many of the city’s lesser-known landmarks are a great source of local pride and provide a strong sense of place for Richmond natives and residents. Utilizing the historic prints, photographs, and documents collection of the Library of Virginia, Richmond Landmarks explores some of the most iconic landmarks of the city’s social and cultural history.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!

When: Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m.
Where: St. John’s Church Foundation
2319 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Katarina M. Spears has worked professionally in all aspects of museum and historic site management in her 20-year career and holds university degrees in art history and anthropology. Currently she works for the Library of Virginia Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the Library of Virginia, which serves as a repository for the personal and public records of all Virginians.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit
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