Bon Air Living Curator: Shannon Harton
Founded in the late 1870s by a group of Civil War veterans, Bon Air was upper-class Richmond's summer hideaway. Year-round residents built ornate Victorian cottages with floor-to-ceiling windows and sprawling porches. These houses still stand along the main roads in the historic district and bear the names of their original owners. Bon Air is a tight-knit community that's deeply invested in preserving its history. The Bon Air Historical Society holds an annual Victorian Day Festival and Parade each May.