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Hopewell Municipal Building (Hopewell Civic Center)

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Hopewell Civic Center
1924–1925, Fred A. Bishop, additions. 300 Main St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • Hopewell Municipal Building (Hopewell Civic Center) (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

Striving to attract new industries to Hopewell, the city fathers commissioned Petersburg architect Fred A. Bishop to design an urban landmark and paid the Miller Engineering Company of Norfolk $46,500 to erect it. A standard Beaux-Arts rectangular box, the structure is distinguished by a two-story Ionic portico in antis. On the interior is a 1989 mural by Jay Bohannon depicting the story of Hopewell, a welldone reprise of WPA work.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Hopewell Municipal Building (Hopewell Civic Center)", [Hopewell, 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, 479-479.

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