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1913, Noland and Baskervill. 6 N. 5th St.
  • YWCA (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

An extremely impressive work by Richmond's leading turn-of-the-century firm, the YWCA building is so elegant that one might think it was a private club. The basic form is a Renaissance palazzo of five bays. It is built of brick with limestone trim. The detailing—for example, the entrance porch—is a mixture of Italian and Federal Revival motifs.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "YWCA", [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, 217-217.

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