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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, …

Retail Has Come to South Addison

Addison Street has been a main north-south retail corridor of the Fan District for decades, even before its northern portion was renamed “Strawberry Street” in 1978. What is now Strawberry Street has long benefited from a posh clientele while its southern half has been ignored, especially since the Downtown Expressway separated it from Byrd Park …

Current: A New Building for McGuire Woods

McGuire Woods, a law firm headquartered in downtown Richmond with 19 offices worldwide, has recently announced a new Headquarters building is to be constructed. The building’s site is a full block south of cary between 8th and 9th streets. It will be somewhere from 15 to 20 stories tall. This block is currently occupied by …

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, …