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Norman T. Carter Dry Goods

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c. 1890. 707 Idlewood Ave.

This modest corrugated metal structure is one of the most interesting commercial buildings in Richmond. A dry-goods business operated here for more than 100 years. Carter family members maintain the structure with window displays as an informal community museum.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Norman T. Carter Dry Goods", [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, 241-241.

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