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Oppenheimer Building

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1873. 1323 E. Main St.
  • Oppenheimer Building (Michelle Krone)

Erected by a Mrs. Oppenheimer, who ran a millinery shop, each of this building's three stories is superbly proportioned and detailed. The design source for this Italianate structure was Venetian architecture. The glass-fronted shopfront at street level is highlighted by a recessed center door, which is flanked by curved glass display windows. The first floor is a cast iron structure, while the upper floors are brick with cast iron caps on the window heads. The bracketed cornice is galvanized iron.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Oppenheimer Building", [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, 210-210.

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