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One Capitol Square (The Fidelity Building)

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The Fidelity Building
1971, Marcellus Wright, Jr.; 1996, renovation, Scribner Messer Brady Wade. 830 E. Main St.

A rather boring black and white box, this building originally had a lobby setback and an escalator to an open-air main lobby on the second level. The ground-floor facade was recently reworked into a deconstructivist statement that is more elaborate than the original facing.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "One Capitol Square (The Fidelity 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, 216-216.

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