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Exchange Place

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c. 1870–1872. 1987, renovation, Richard L. Ford. 1315 (originally 1315–1309) E. Main St.
  • Exchange Place (Michelle Krone)

Five formerly independent two- and three-story commercial buildings from the early 1870s now constitute this modern office complex. They were constructed within two years of each other and occupied by different businesses, from an auction house to a real estate office. Each had a cast iron first floor and brick upper floors, some with cast iron details. In poor shape by the early 1980s, they were carefully preserved and rehabilitated.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Exchange Place", [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, 211-211.

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