Virginia Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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Nolde Brothers Bakery
Norfolk, VA
This Nolde Brothers Bakery building appears to be from the 1920s or 1930s. The bakery closed in 1973. The building now houses the Marine Support Facility for Old Dominion University. Another Art Deco style Nolde Brothers building in Richmond, VA has been converted to condos. For more, see this website. [map]

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 this website. [map]

The Model Tobacco Building was designed in 1938 and built in 1940. The six-story building, with nine-foot-tall letters, was part of "Tobacco Row" when Richmond's Southside was a thriving industrial area of tobacco warehouses and manufacturing plants. In 2020, the building was being adapted for apartments. The letters which had not been lit since the 1980s have been relit. [map]

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. [map]

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

More Richmond Art Deco & Streamline Modern Buildings:
3121 W. Broad St.
Nolde Bakery
Perly's Restaurant
Sydnor & Hundley

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