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Media General (Richmond NewsLeader Building, Richmond TimesDispatch Building)

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Richmond NewsLeader Building, Richmond TimesDispatch Building
1922, Baskervill and Lambert. 1953, addition, Carneal and Johnston. Later additions. 333 E. Grace St.
  • Media General (Richmond NewsLeader Building, Richmond TimesDispatch Building)

Newspapers of various names have been edited (and for a time printed) on this site since the early 1920s. On the 4th Street facade can be seen remnants of the original Renaissance Revival structure. By the early 1950s the International Style had arrived in Richmond, and Carneal and Johnston added to and encased most of the original building with long, horizontal strips of industrial-sash metal windows and a thin veneer. They also created a plaza in front, the first example in Richmond of this post–World War II urban phenomenon.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Media General (Richmond NewsLeader Building, Richmond TimesDispatch Building)", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI178.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 226-226.

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