About Us

Origin of Richmond City Watch (RCW)

Richmond City Watch, also known as “RCW”, began as a small photo gallery of Richmond photos in March 2000. The site was hosted on Yahoo’s Geocities and grew in content once I purchased a digital camera that same year. My initial goal was to highlight existing high-rise buildings as well as document new high-rise construction in the City.

Over the years, thousands more photos have been taken or collected to display a visual progression of downtown Richmond. A downtown Richmond building survey was completed in 2005 that documented the existing buildings located in a area bounded by I-95/I-64, the James River and Route 1 (Belvidere Street).

Today the site is hosted on a shared server by Hostrocket. I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge all the help over the years from folks who have donated time, web hosting, money and information to make this site a resource for Richmond on the internet.

Contact Me

If you have questions or comments about the web site, I’m also receptive to ideas. Please message me on this page’s Facebook account to reach me.

About the Site Administrator

My name is Ryan Ramsey and I currently work as a Planner for Chesterfield County. I reside in Church Hill and balance my free time with this web site and gardening in the yard.

Image Usage

Unauthorized image use of images from Richmond City Watch is strictly prohibited. All content and images have been created by Ryan Ramsey and are copyrighted. Please contact me via Facebook for more details and information about proper image usage and permission.

Camera History

  • Olympus D-460 Zoom (2001-2002)
  • Canon Powershot G2 Digital Camera (4.1 MP): 2002-2008
  • Canon Rebel Digital XTi: 2008-Current