Clinton and Russell were the favorite high-rise architects for Richmond's banking and real estate community from 1904 to the 1920s. This especially fine example of their work has a sophisticated composition that allows for multiple levels. A two-story Roman Doric base supports an intermediate story or attic, which in turn carries a five-story shaft, and then another single-story attic. Clinton and Russell returned a few years later to top off the composition with a three-story capital composed of united windows. The building is U-shaped with a narrow courtyard facing 9th Street to provide air and light as well as a secondary entrance. The building is surrounded by a cast iron fence, unique in the financial district.
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