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Architectural Ancestry: Mosby Dry Goods Store

This article comes to us from guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author of The Architecture of Jackson Ward, Cast and Wrought: The Architectural Metalwork of Downtown Richmond, Virginia, …

Architects of Richmond: L. Otis Spiers

Article and photographs by Robert P. Winthrop. As part of a continuing series we are featuring an essay from a guest writer, Robert Winthrop. Winthrop is partner at Winthrop, Jenkins, and Associates, a Virginia based architecture firm specializing in historic renovation. Historic buildings have also been his focus in numerous writings and lectures. As author …

Retail Design in Richmond Part I: Need Supply and Black Swan Books

Need Supply Co. Architect: BAM Architects Dates: 2007-2010 Address: 3100 West Cary Street 23221 Black Swan Books Architect: BAM Architects Dates: 2003 Address: 2601 West Main Street Since 1996, Need Supply Co. has dealt in boutique women’s and menswear from its store in Richmond. Over the years, it has developed a large online presence. Recently, …

Opinion: Does Richmond Need a New Coliseum?

The success of the VCU basketball program seems to have enlivened an old debate in Richmond: what should be done about the Coliseum? Should it be renovated to included more amenities? Should it be replaced entirely? A recent Richmond Times-Dispatch article mentioned a number of visitors who think the Coliseum needs to be torn down …