Richmond's old city hall
Before departing from my visit with flickr contact John H. Bowman , we took a quick tour
around Richmond's Capitol Square, quite close to the Main Street Station where I would
board the train for my trip home.
Richmond’s Old City Hall, designed by Elijah E. Meyers, is located immediately to the north
of Virginia’s Capitol building on Capitol Square. Construction on the High Victorian Gothic
styled structure began in 1886, with completion in 1894, using Richmond's native granite
as the building material. The city government moved into new, decidedly less attractive,
quarters in 1976. The old City Hall was sold to the state of Virginia in 1981 and leased to
the Historic Richmond Foundation. The foundation subleases space to private developers
for conversion to commercial office space.