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Strause-Blanton House

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1892, Charles H. Read, Jr. 826–828 W. Franklin St.

This house, carried out in the Romanesque Revival idiom, exhibits an unusual brownstone belt course contrasting with golden brick and a second-story arcade. The architect was born in Richmond and had good family connections, since his father was the noted minister of the Second Presbyterian Church. Read served in the Confederate army and then worked for the Supervising Architect of the Treasury. His favorite architectural style was Romanesque Revival, and he designed numerous buildings in Richmond up to his death in 1904.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Strause-Blanton House", [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, 246-246.

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