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Belmead Plantation, Powhatan VA (etchings done by slaves, per documentation on plantation, from mytimepassages.com)

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St. Francis de Sales " Yes, it was old and some parts of it are certainly decaying, but those appearances don't reflect the real feel of the place. It's a building of high ceilings, warm light, and solitude."

St. Emma Trade School, Belmead, Virginia - Men with Farm Animals - Date Unknown :: VCU Through the Lens of Time

St. Emma Trade School, Belmead, Virginia - Marching Band - Date Unknown :: VCU Through the Lens of Time

St. Emma Trade School, Belmead, Virginia - Cadet Drill - Date Unknown :: VCU Through the Lens of Time

St. Emma Parochial School - Baseball Team :: Date Unknown - VCU Through the Lens of Time

St. Emma Trade School-Belmead Band :: Date Unknown VCU: Through the Lens of Time

A statue of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus in the rear of the chapel inside the long-empty St. Francis de Sales High School.

Sister Jean Ryan talks about the chapel inside the long-empty St. Francis de Sales High School.

Sister Jean Ryan walks up to the long-empty St. Francis de Sales High School.

GALLERY: Transforming Belmead

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A view of part of the property from the mansion at Belmead on the James in Powhatan County, VA.

Scaffolding covers part of the repair work being done at Belmead on the James in Powhatan County, VA March 4, 2013. A group of nuns are working to preserve the history and heritage of the ante-bellum mansion.

GALLERY: Transforming Belmead

timesdispatch.com

Ornate stanied glass windows in the chapel inside the long-empty St. Francis de Sales High School, located on the property at Belmead on the James in Powhatan County, VA March 4, 2013. A small group of nuns are working to preserve the history and heritage of the ante-bellum mansion and the school on the property.

Old student uniforms from the St. Francis and St. Emma schools hang in a display at Belmead.

Sister Maureen Carroll, one of the nuns at Belmead on the James in Powhatan County, VA, looks up at the names J. B. Cocke and Kate Wilson with the date Aug. 17, 1863 carved with a diamond on one of the mansion's windowpanes. The names are those of the son of the original owner, Philip St. George Cocke, and his new bride on their wedding day. A small group of nuns are working to preserve the history and heritage of the ante-bellum mansion.

Preserving the history of a life-changing place before it crumbles - Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond VA

Group picture on the Bandstand

St. Emma Military Academy campus - 1960

Photos - The Richmond Photography Meetup Group (Richmond, VA) - Meetup

Photos - The Richmond Photography Meetup Group (Richmond, VA) - Meetup

Photos - The Richmond Photography Meetup Group (Richmond, VA) - Meetup

Photos - The Richmond Photography Meetup Group (Richmond, VA) - Meetup

Today's POTD is a fence line on the grounds of the plantation - Fence Line by Kelly_A, via Flickr

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