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1871, Benjamin F. Price. 100 King St.
  • Corn Exchange

The former Corn Exchange, now a restaurant, marks an important corner. The imposing Renaissance Revival structure owes a small debt to the Palazzo Farnese, as well as pointing back to the earlier tradition of a market hall with trading area at street level and hall and offices above. The ground floor has always been enclosed. The second-floor hall was 25 feet high and had a gallery, but this atrium space was filled in some years ago. Price's employment of the Renaissance idiom indicates its continuing applicability, even during the 1870s, at the height of the Gothic Revival. Originally, the exterior was stucco.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Corn Exchange", [Alexandria, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-AL8.

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