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Pier 1 (Virginia Public Service Company Building)

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Virginia Public Service Company Building
1930, Frank D. Chase, Inc. 117 S. Washington St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

The Public Service Company, which supplied electricity and sold electric appliances, needed a building with large ground-level windows to show off its merchandise. This well-detailed classical Art Deco commercial structure resembles, in its restrained ornament, buildings in Chicago, the architect's home.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Pier 1 (Virginia Public Service Company Building)", [Alexandria, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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