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Main Street Station, 1520 East Main Street, Richmond, Independent City, VA



B&W Photos

HB1157268
General View With Shed In Background, Taken From Expressway

HB1157269
General View, Showing Main Line Of Tracks

HB1157270
General View Of West Front, From Southwest

HB1157271
Oblique View Of Front

HB1157272
Detail, Showing Roof, Dormers, And Chimney

HB1157273

HB1157274


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Item Title


Location
1520 East Main Street, Richmond, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-848
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
National Register Number: 70000867
Significance: The Main Street Station, one of the few French Renaissance buildings in Richmond, exemplifies a standard train station plan of the late-nineteenth century. Designed by Wilson, Harris and Richards of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who also designed the Pennsylvania-Reading Station, the station was a very busy travel center of the city during the heyday of passenger service.

Related Names
Wilson,Harris & Richards


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
8. GENERAL VIEW WITH SHED IN BACKGROUND, TAKEN FROM EXPRESSWAY
9. GENERAL VIEW, SHOWING MAIN LINE OF TRACKS
10. GENERAL VIEW OF WEST FRONT, FROM SOUTHWEST
11. OBLIQUE VIEW OF FRONT
12. DETAIL, SHOWING ROOF, DORMERS, AND CHIMNEY
View looking to Main Street Station and train shed


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