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Crestar Bank (Church Hill Bank)

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Church Hill Bank
1923, Bascom Rowlett. 2500 E. Broad St.

This building is one of a number of substantial neighborhood banks constructed in the city during the first decades of the century. It is a fine example of a lavishly decorated Beaux-Arts classical facade built on a small scale. The three loggia arches are separated by fluted Ionic columns with rare and curiously formed capitals inspired by those discovered in 1765 at the Temple of Apollo at Bassae (fifth century B.C.). The columns serve as pedestals for two bold carved eagles.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Crestar Bank (Church Hill Bank)", [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, 201-201.

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