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Spence-Nunnamaker Warehouse

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1909, Albert T. Huntt. 317 N. 17th St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • Spence-Nunnamaker Warehouse (Pierre Courtois)

Huntt, born in Richmond and the grandson of one of Richmond's earliest architects, Otis Manson, practiced in town from 1892 to 1920, designing a host of buildings of every type and in every style. This is his finest surviving commercial design. The fireproof reinforced concrete building has exterior details reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement. The facade has massive piers topped by round corbeled arches. Beneath the arches are steel casement windows. The exterior cladding alternates between green and white tile and dark brick.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Spence-Nunnamaker Warehouse", [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, 193-194.

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