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Old City Hall, Richmond: 8 reviews and 8 photos

by matcrazy1

The architecture of downtown Richmond was not very pretty, in my opinion, as in right many modern American cities. Additionally there were some renovations which closed streets there in October, 2004. I personally prefer small architecture (more human although less practical esp. for cars) of tiny streets easy to find in every old European city.

But, anyway, in Richmond I found more old buildings and green space (especially along Monument Avenue) than in most American cities. In downtown I liked the green space around the Capitol Square, a few older buildings and especially this impressive building on my picture. It's the Old City Hall built in 1886-1894 in the High Victorian Gothic style. It housed the city government till 1976 when the new City Hall building, across Broad Street, was completed. In 1980s the building was renovated and converted into the commercial office building.

Address: 1001 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Directions: Downtown, bound by 10th, Broad, 11th, and Capitol Streets. Directions: here.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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