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American Red Cross

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1951, Baskervill and Son. 409 E. Main St.

After Main crosses 5th Street, the tight urbanity of the financial district vanishes and surface parking lots dominate, along with a suburban feeling. The headquarters for the Red Cross is set back from the sidewalk behind a patch of grass and shrubs. The two-story structure, clad in red brick with limestone trim, is a good example of the parched neoclassical–Colonial Revival style of the 1950s. The two-story entrance portico leads to a circular entrance hall.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "American Red Cross", [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, 218-218.

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