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Hopewell Municipal Building (Hopewell Civic Center)
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.
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