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City seeks relatives after coffins found under Richmond worksite

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Posted at 9:07 AM, Mar 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-01 09:07:13-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A townhome development in Richmond’s Swansboro area is picking back up after a grim discovery last summer stopped the project in its tracks. Crews prepping the site of The Hollands development near Semmes and Cowardin avenues ran into an unexpected obstacle along a stretch of Perry Street: three small iron coffins dating to the mid-1850s, two of them with nameplates identifying children: one 7 years old, the other a month old. Click here to keep reading on Richmond BizSense.