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127-7046 North Thompson Street Historic District

North Thompson Street Historic District
Photo credit: Blythe Rowe, 2016

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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/15/2017

NRHP Listing Date 09/18/2017

NRHP Reference Number SG100001644

The North Thompson Street Historic District in Richmond encompasses a cohesive collection of five International Style office buildings and one bank, built between 1955 and 1959. Each building clearly conveys defining characteristics of the International Style including lack of ornamentation, smooth textures, flat roofs, ribbons of windows or glass curtain walls, and asymmetrical elevations. The buildings, which contribute to the district’s historic character, were all designed by architectural firms and involved architects who would go on to greater recognition in Richmond and Virginia.

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

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

Updated: September 16, 2021