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Third Street Diner

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1875. c. 1915, storefronts. 218 W. Main St.

Although the three attached Italianate houses that once composed the Harris Block have been all but been obscured by storefronts, the one on the corner, which houses the Third Street Diner, is a twenty-four-hour-a-day landmark. Its exterior neon signage and interior detailing in pressed aluminum evoke American diners of the 1930s and 1940s.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Third Street Diner", [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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