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ArchitectureRichmond: The Chesterfield Apartments

ArchitectureRichmond has a look at The Chesterfield on Franklin Street:

The Chesterfield Apartments opened in November 1903 as Richmond’s first high-rise apartment building. It was also the first building of such a large scale on the prosperous blocks of West Franklin Street near Monroe Park. The building holds a cherished place in Richmond’s collective memory as the home of the Chesterfield Tea Room. At the time of it’s closing in 1988 it was the city’s oldest continuously operating dining establishment.

From the July 10, 1902 issue of the Richmond Times. [VIA]

From the July 10, 1902 issue of the Richmond Times. [VIA]

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