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Commercial Building

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1890, Marion J. Dimmock. 1985, rehabilitation. 101 E. Broad St.
  • Commercial Building (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

The ever-prolific Dimmock here adopts the Beaux-Arts idiom of New York designers, such as McKim, Mead and White, in this sophisticated Renaissance Revival structure. It is a diminutive Italian palazzo, but Dimmock employed a heavy rustication on the piers that recalls H. H. Richardson. Dimmock designed many buildings in Richmond and the surrounding area between the Civil War and his death in 1908. He was born in Portsmouth in 1842 and served in the Confederate army. Nothing is known about his architectural training; his knowledge probably came through the building trade.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Commercial 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, 229-229.

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