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Virginia Supreme Court

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Federal Reserve Bank
1919, Sill, Buckler and Fehagen. 1922, annex, Carneal and Johnston. 110 N. 9th St.

The 1919 section of the building that now serves as the Virginia Supreme Court, at Franklin and 8th streets, was designed by an obscure Baltimore firm that won the design competition for the Federal Reserve Bank. The construction of the annex extended the building and relocated the entrance to Capitol Square. The building represents the reserved monumental classicism of the American Renaissance popularized by McKim, Mead and White, in contrast to Virginia's preferred image of a revived colonial-Jeffersonian idiom. With its impressive Ionic colonnades the building would not seem out of place in the Federal Triangle in Washington, D.C.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Virginia Supreme Court", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 181-182.

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