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In 1906, Robinson moved his practice and family to Richmond, Virginia. He served as the supervising architect for the Richmond Public Schools from 1910 to 1929. He remained in Richmond for the remainder of his professional career. At the time of the 1910 United States Census, Robinson was living at 828 Park Avenue in Richmond with his wife, Annie C. Robinson, their two children, and his parents. He also had a live-in servant, Etta Scruggs, and a live-in butler, Fred W. Smith.
In the early 1930s, Robinson's health began failing. He was hospitalized in Norfolk, Virginia in August 1932 and died there following an operation.
A number of his buildings survive and are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, The Virginian-Pilot called him one of "Virginia's most prolific architects." Mimi Sadler, a historic architect in Richmond, noted at the time that Robinson not only "cranked out a lot of school buildings, but they were all high quality and many have become landmarks."
The master plan and multiple structures at James Madison University, originally known as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women, from 1908 to 1928, including Maury Hall (1908), Jackson Hall (1908), Harrison Hall (1912), President's House (1913), Spottswood Hall (1915), Alumnae Hall (1922), Sheldon Hall (1922), Gymnasium (1926), Johnson Hall (1928), and Wilson Hall (1930).
University of Mary Washington: President's Residence (1910), Frances Willard Hall (1910), Virginia Hall (1914), Chandler Hall (1928), Seacobeck Hall (1930), and Bridge to Dining Hall (Seacobeck Hall) (1930).
University of Richmond: Milhiser Gymnasium (1919), T.C. Williams Law School Additions at 601 North Lombardy (1924), Puryer Hall (1926), Cannon Memorial Chapel (1928), Richmond Hall (1929), Jenkins Outdoor Theater (1929), and Maryland Hall (1932).
Appomattox Agricultural High School, a NRHP-listed building constructed in 1908, now the Appomattox Middle School. A contributing building in the Appomattox Historic District, it is located roughly along High, Church, Highland, Virginia Route 131, Linden, Lee Grant, Oakleigh and Evergreen, in Appomattox, Virginia.
Highland Park Public School, 1221 East Brookland Park Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia. Converted into a residential facility for senior citizens in the 1990s, and renamed Brookland Park Plaza, NRHP-listed.
^Census entry for Charles M. Robinson (architect, born March 1867 in Virginia) and family. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Altoona Ward 9, Blair, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623_1381; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 67.
^Census entry for Charles M. Robinson (architect, age 43) and family. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Richmond Lee Ward, Richmond (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: T624_1644; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0100; Image: 1219; FHL Number: 1375657.
^Census entry for Charles M. Robinson (architect, age 52) and family. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Richmond Lee Ward, Richmond (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: T625_1911; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 139.