These three handsome row houses have contributed to Richmond's architectural fabric in two important ways. First, they display the early nineteenth-century popularity of a handsome, muscular neoclassicism imported to Richmond through the work of Benjamin Latrobe and Robert Mills. Their design is attributed to Otis Manson, a builder and architect who had come from Boston. Second, they form an important part of the Pilot Block, which spurred preservation efforts in Richmond. The different entrance treatments were retained to record the stylistic changes rendered by generations of owners. The central doorway, with a simple fanlight and no covering, is the original. The Greek Revival porch at 2311 would have been added about three decades later. The pedimented Italianate hood at 2307 would have come last, in the late nineteenth century.
You are here
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.