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McCurdy Building

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c. 1845. 1731 E. Main St.
  • McCurdy Building (Pierre Courtois)

Antebellum commercial buildings like this once characterized Main Street, from Shockoe Bottom to the financial district. This structure is one of the last of its kind in the city. The granite storefront and stepped gable are characteristic of the building type.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "McCurdy Building", [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, 193-193.

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