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Pump House

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1890, Marion J. Dimmock. Pump House Dr.

This granite Gothic Revival structure belongs to the wave of medieval-inspired public buildings influenced by the contemporary Richmond City Hall. The machinery was housed in the basement, and the main floor was used for dances. The building awaits a restoration appreciative of its charm and design. Beside it is a hydroelectric generating facility (c. 1910), a handsome representative of the rich ornament and stately designs that once characterized industrial architecture.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Pump 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, 266-266.

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