1902 view of the Chesterfield Apartment Building, 900 block of W. Franklin St.
From the July 10, 1902 issue of the Richmond Times. [click on image above for a much larger view]
The seven-story Chesterfield Apartment building was completed in 1903. It was the first high-rise apartment building built in Richmond. Built of brown brick over a steel frame, the building was designed by the Muhlenburg Brothers firm of Pennsylvania and supervised locally by architects Noland and Baskervill.