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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

127-0215 The Virginia

The Virginia
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/14/1982

NRHP Listing Date 04/14/1983

NPS property number 83003310

Designed by the Richmond firm of Noland and Baskervill, The Virginia was erected in 1906 as the Richmond headquarters of the Virginia State Insurance Company and stands as an individualized example of early 20th-century commercial classicism. In addition to housing the city’s second largest insurance company and other offices, the building accommodated prestige apartments, a combination of uses than unique in Richmond and never again attempted here. Located on fashionable Fifth Street, the structure was designed to compliment the neighborhood through a restrained and inventive treatment of the exterior which made use of a curved facade, rusticated brickwork, and subtle spacing of bays. In addition to offices, the building now houses facilities for the adjacent Second Presbyterian Church.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated October 19, 2018