Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Franklin Terrace, 812 W. Franklin St.

Image from the Richmond Magazine, 1934.

Built ca. 1924, "the Franklin Terrace Apartments were built of stuccoed brick, four stories in height. Its seven-bay symmetrical facade has two projecting bays with balconies on the third floor shaded by pent pantiled roofs. The fourth-floor balconies each include a three part arcade under the gable of each bay. At the corners of the roof are what appear to be false parapets of stucco over brick accented with exposed brick headers, possibly mimicking bell-towers. The original roof would have had orange Spanish tiles, though they have been replaced with orange composition shingles." - From "The Fifth Avenue of Richmond": The Development of the 800 and 900 Blocks of West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia, 1855-1925." By Kerri Elizabeth Culhane

An image of the building from about 15 years ago.

The building has long been used by VCU for its Art Foundation program.

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