In many medium-sized American cities this dignified study in neoclassicism would be an architectural landmark serving as a courthouse, post office, or city hall. Constructed with a steel frame and limestone exterior, it displays a restraint that recalls the nearly contemporary work of Philadephia architect Paul P. Cret. On this Richmond street corner it is merely part of the “glue” that is so important to maintaining the city's fabric. The clumsy renovations of the portals have not detracted from its street presence.
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