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Virginia General Assembly Building (Life of Virginia Insurance Building)
The General Assembly Building reflects the long evolution of a private office complex recently adapted for government use. The original portion of the building facing Capitol Square is in scale with and provides a classical counterpoint to Old City Hall. With ornate layered Corinthian pilasters incorporating Pegasus figures and a large entablature and attic story, it is one of Richmond's most lavish classical buildings. Architects Clinton and Russell designed a number of commercial buildings in Richmond. The 1922 addition is more restrained and built to a larger scale that reflects the character of Broad Street. The 1964 Brutalist addition successfully maintains the rhythm of the earlier structures.
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