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Chesterfield Apartments

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1902, Muhlenburg Brothers in collaboration with Noland and Baskervill. 900 W. Franklin St.

Termed the residential equivalent of the deluxe Jefferson Hotel, this apartment block provided an apartment address for Richmonders who wanted to experience the exclusive West Franklin Street ambiance. Stylistically, it utilizes elements of the Chicago School in projecting oriel windows and a cornice that recall some of Louis Sullivan's work. And yet many of the details, such as the entrance portico, are Colonial Revival. The building is now primarily student housing.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Chesterfield 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, 247-247.

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