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Carpenter Building

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c. 1869, c. 1890. 1317 E. Main St.
  • Carpenter Building (Michelle Krone)

Although refaced around 1890, this four-story brick building with cast iron detailing at street level retains some reminders of its original Venetian Revival ornament. The stripping away of ornamental upper floors and their replacement with a more bland brick facade indicates the new academic correctness of the turn of the twentieth century.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Carpenter 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, 210-211.

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