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Virginia Trust Company

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1919, Alfred C. Bossom. 821 E. Main St.
  • Virginia Trust Company (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

This magnificent Beaux-Arts building essentially takes the form of a Roman triumphal arch. The coffers of its deep, four-story barrel-vaulted entrance are decorated with roundels that incorporate Labrador retrievers—making this perhaps Richmond's only building with a canine motif in granite. The interior contains a spectacular coffered ceiling that frames an octagonal glass dome.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Virginia Trust Company", [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, 215-216.

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