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Johnson Hall, Virginia Commonwealth University (Monroe Terrace Apartments)

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Monroe Terrace Apartments
1912–1915, Alfred C. Bossom. 801 W. Franklin St.
  • Johnson Hall, Virginia Commonwealth University (Monroe Terrace Apartments) (Pierre Courtois)

This apartment block is similar to Bossom's nearby Prestwould Apartments (1927; 612 W. Franklin Street). The use of brick and limestone Gothic details in an apartment building is unusual, but they enliven its tall silhouette against the sky. Many of the more delicate elements along the parapet have been lost, as was the interior decoration in the conversion to a university dormitory.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Johnson Hall, Virginia Commonwealth University (Monroe Terrace Apartments)", [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, 245-245.

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