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1203–1205 East Main St.

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c. 1870
  • 1203–1205 East Main St. (Michelle Krone)

This pair of sturdy brick four-story buildings with cast iron window caps and a heavy cornice lacks its triplet, which unfortunately was demolished in the 1970s to make way for the stumpy two-story building on the corner. Some of the elements of the demolished building were incorporated in the new structure, a gesture which only draws attention to the senselessness of demolishing a good structure and replacing it with a poor example of infill design.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "1203–1205 East Main St.", [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, 212-212.

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