900-904 Woodrow Street900 Woodrow Street
Some dwellings in Old Shandon were converted to accommodate boarders during the World Wars and for later generations of renters. Many of these properties have been returned to their original single-family layouts. However, the transformation of this Queen Anne style property into the Virginia Apartments has proved more permanent. Built about 1905, this landmark was rehabilitated for multiple-occupant housing around 1930 and named after its owner, Miss Virginia Beckham. Changes to the dwelling included the loss of the building's front one-story porch and the creation of a side entrance and second-story porch on the dwelling's northwest, or left front, corner.