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Hills & Heights

RVA Legends — Hey House

A look into the history of Richmond places and people that have disappeared from our landscape.




1000 McDonough Street
Built, 1902
Relocated, 1985

This large victorian house, in the Queen Anne Style, stood at 1000 McDonough Street, on hte southwest corner of Tenth Street. It was built in 1902 by David Hey and was owned by that family until 1983, when Mary Hey Caudle died.

(VCU) Baist Atlas Map of Richmond, 1889

(VCU) Baist Atlas Map of Richmond, 1889

Hey is listed in the 1912 Richmond Directory as “Paper Stock Dir.” at 733 East Cary Street, Richmond.

May 2014

May 2014

The house was used in 1985 in the HBO movie “Finnegan Begin Again”, starring Robert Preston, Mary Tyler Moore, Sylvia Sidney, and Sam Waterston. After filming was completed, and later in the same year, Dr. James Paul McTamaney bought and demolished the house, and re-erected it in the Bon Air area.

May 2014

May 2014

The interior trim of the house was described as of oak and pine, with sliding pocket doors, morbelized slate fireplaces, beveled glass doors, and stained-glass windows in the dining room. It originally had a three-story cariage house, which burned in the 1970s. [OME]


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