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Bank of Virginia Building (Morris Plan Bank)

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Morris Plan Bank
1931, Hoggson Brothers. 1970, addition, Ballou and Justice. 800 E. Main St.

The Depression was well underway by the time this last of Richmond's large classical banks was completed. The limestone building includes an in antis colonnade of massive engaged Greek Doric columns that wraps around the block and continues up 8th Street. The entrance is at the corner, set within a handsome rusticated base. This is perhaps one of Richmond's best downtown structures in urbanistic terms and a high point of early twentieth-century architectural classicism.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Bank of Virginia Building (Morris Plan Bank)", [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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