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Berkshire Apartments

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1965, Marcellus Wright, Jr. 300 W. Franklin St.

An entire block of historic West Franklin Street was demolished to make room for this ungraceful apartment building. It was one of a number of high rises built in the 1960s and 1970s that threatened to change the character of the old avenue. Today, however, the historic structures and the high rises coexist and give the street a vitality it would not otherwise possess.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Berkshire Apartments", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI169.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 223-223.

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