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Hunton Hall (First Baptist Church)

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First Baptist Church
1841, Thomas U. Walter. 1982, renovation, SWA Partnership. 302 N. 11th St. (northwest corner of Broad and 12th sts.)

Walter, a student of William Strickland and a rival of Robert Mills, designed a careful, somber Greek temple for this prominent corner. The distyle in antis porch provided inspiration for other Baptist churches in Richmond for years. The steeple was removed early in the twentieth century. The congregation moved to Monument Avenue in 1938, and MCV has owned this building since then.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Hunton Hall (First Baptist Church)", [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, 184-184.

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