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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.

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Taken on April 24, 2012