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Richmond Beneficial Insurance Company Building

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1911 Charles T. Russell. 700 N. 2nd St.
  • Richmond Beneficial Insurance Company Building (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

An important design by the first African American to maintain an architectural practice in Virginia, Charles T. Russell, this structure is similar in a number of ways to the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank (1910; demolished), Russell's first commission. The polychrome brick, three-story Renaissance Revival building originally housed offices on the upper floors and two storefront spaces on the first floor.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Richmond Beneficial Insurance Company 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, 234-234.

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