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Media General Building

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1998, Burrell Saunders. 333 E. Franklin St.

This first phase of an envisioned corporate complex for Media General/Richmond Newspapers Inc. is a decidedly late-1990s twist on the popular Richmond stylistic scheme of melding classicism with modernism. Here, a semi-engaged portico of heroic columns on the second story is sheathed in aluminum. A modernist canopy (probably inspired by the much more refined Library of Virginia) announces the entry.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Media General Building", [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, 220-220.

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