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Belle Boisseaux Block

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1878. 101–109 N. 18th St.

One of the best surviving examples of an Italianate business block in Shockoe Bottom, this three-story, multibay building has cast iron balconies, normally used only on houses, on both its 18th Street and its Franklin Street facades. In this case, the ground floors served commerical establishments and the offices on the upper two floors were provided with balconies.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Belle Boisseaux Block", [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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