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Ethyl Corporation Research Center

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1994, Albert Kahn and Associates. Southeast corner of Belvidere and Spring sts.

This six-story, 215,000-square-foot complex, designed by the great factory designer's successor firm, which is still in business in Detroit, houses petroleum-additive research facilities and engine-testing cells. Landscaping disguises many of the building's functions. A two-story, golddomed lobby structure that gestures toward the company's headquarters buildings marks the building's entrance on Spring Street.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Ethyl Corporation Research Center", [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, 209-209.

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