Junior League of Richmond Announces Sale of Mayo-Carter House
Women’s Service Organization Relocates Headquarters
May 2, 2018
Richmond, VA – The Junior League of Richmond has entered into a contract with Metro Properties, Inc., for the purchase of the Mayo-Carter House at 205 West Franklin Street. The anticipated closing date will occur at the end of May.
The Mayo-Carter House, constructed in 1895 as a private residence, is noted for its Beaux-Arts architecture. It was designed by the New York firm Carrère and Hastings, who also designed the nearby Jefferson Hotel. The building has served as the League’s headquarters since 1977.
In a statement to members, Junior League of Richmond president Sue Patow said, “We believe that Metro Properties will be a good steward of the Mayo-Carter House and honor her rich heritage.” She cited the firm’s portfolio of similar historical properties and its ability to properly maintain the aging building.
Patow called the move the start of a new chapter, saying, “While the house will always be a part of our League’s history, the League is not defined by a building but by our members and their commitment to the community.”
The sale of the house is an opportunity to contribute to the long-term legacy of the League in the community. The proceeds open tremendous possibilities. As stewards of this money, a committee will be established and tasked with exploring, evaluating, and recommending opportunities to ensure a meaningful and long-lasting community impact. The committee will also consider investments in the League to promote long-term viability, growth, and member satisfaction. Members of this Committee include League leaders and members, community partners, and thought leaders.
The Junior League of Richmond’s new headquarters is 2605 W. Cary Street. Located within the City of Richmond, it will enable the League to continue to fulfill its mission of improving the Richmond community through the effective action and trained leadership of its volunteers.
About the Junior League of Richmond
The Junior League of Richmond was founded in 1926 and is affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), which oversees 291 chapters in four countries and works to promote voluntarism and personal development among women. Richmond’s League focuses its efforts on serving disadvantaged families, women, and children at the local level and today boasts a membership of more than 900.
For more information about the Junior League of Richmond, visit www.jlrichmond.org.
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