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Virginia Art Deco & Streamline Moderne

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former W.T. Grant
Richmond, VA
Model Tobacco Building
Richmond, VA
This former W.T. Grant department store housed Newrich Urbanwear when the first photo above was taken in 2009. In 2010, the glass block was either covered or removed and the building was occupied by a Subway restaurant. The building appears to be from the 1940s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Model Tobacco Building was designed in 1938 and built in 1940. The six-story building, with 9' tall lettering, was part of "Tobacco Row" when Richmond's Southside was a thriving industrial area of tobacco warehouses and manufacturing plants. The building seems to be in partial use now as the Model Tobacco Business Park. For more, see this website.

Hand Craft Services
Richmond, VA
The Hand Craft Services building is another stylish Streamline Moderne example. It was built in 1946 and originally served as a glass factory for Binswanger & Company. Hand Craft, a cleaning and laundry business, moved into the building in 1969.

208 E. Grace St.
Richmond, VA
The building at 208 E. Grace St. was built in 1930. It was designed by H. Carl Messerschmidt.

Nolde Brothers Bakery
Norfolk, VA
This Nolde Brothers Bakery building appears to be from the 1920s or 1930s. The bakery closed in 1973. Another Art Deco style Nolde Brothers building in Richmond, VA has been converted to condos. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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