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St. Alban's Hall

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1869. 1982, renovation. 300–302 E. Main St.

One of the largest buildings constructed in Richmond immediately after the Civil War, St. Alban's Hall has a rare public presence. It was intended as a Masonic temple and became a focus of Richmond's social life for several decades. The three-story, tripartiate Italianate building, of brick covered by stucco, has elongated windows that diminish in size from the first floor to the third. The second-floor windows, as appropriate for the piano nobile, are more ornate than those on the third, and the central bay is crowned by a pediment. The building was converted in 1982 for office use.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "St. Alban's Hall", [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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