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Gardner Building

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1873. 1321½ E. Main St.

A fascinating curiosity, this narrow facade, only 7 ½ feet wide, is one of Richmond's architectural oddities. It was built on a sliver of land to serve as a passageway and provide a Main Street address for a larger structure on the interior of the block. The windows on the second and third stories have handsome ornamental surrounds and are capped by segmental and triangular pediments, respectively.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Gardner 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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