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Chesterman Place (Pace House)

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Pace House
1876. 1908, expansion, Aubrey Chesterman. 100–102 W. Franklin St.

Built for a local tobacconist and philanthropist, this imposing Italianate residence with its distinctive three-story window bays is, for Richmond, unique in that the major building material is sandstone, of the type commonly known as brownstone, such as that used in New York. The tendency of brownstone to scale is amply apparent in the present building. Aubrey Chesterman, a leading Lynchburg, Virginia, architect, later converted the building to apartments, and more recently it has been used as an office building.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Chesterman Place (Pace House)", [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, 222-223.

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