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Miller and Rhoads Buildings

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1913, Charles M. Robinson. 315–317 and 319–323 W. Broad St.

Robinson, primarily known for his schools, designed these two buildings, constructed side by side for the large Richmond-based department store. The Chicago School influence is evident in 319–323, with its expansive windows, riveted spandrel panels, and plain cornice broken by sleek paired brackets. Robinson initially practiced architecture in Pennsylvania and, perhaps as a result, was open to progressive designs from the Midwest.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Miller and Rhoads Buildings", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI201.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 231-231.

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