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Maymont House by RigbyMel.

This Gilded Age mansion was finished in 1893 by Edgerton Stewart Rogers for Major James Dooley and his wife Sallie. It overlooks the James River, and sits on what used to be 100 acres of farmland. The Dooley’s were the only people to inhabit the estate, and did so for 32 years until Mrs. Dooley’s death in 1925. After her death, the house, carriage house, and lands went to the city and were opened to the public that same year. The Maymont Foundation became responsible for the park in 1975 and maintains it’s authenticity as much as possible. The house is open for tours Tuesdays through Sundays until 4:30pm.

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Richmond, VA Photograph of The Markel Building, uploaded originally by intheburg

Fondly known as the “Jiffy Pop Building,” this three story aluminum covered building was created by Richmond mid-century architect Haig Jamgochian in 1962. A fun fact, Reynolds Metal supplied the metal, each floor using 555 feet of aluminum, the longest unbroken piece of aluminum siding in the world. The third floor of the building was sledgehammered into it’s shape by Jamgochian in four hours. A contractor later finished the job on the other two floors in 1965.

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Richmond, VA Photograph of Richmond Dairy, uploaded originally by Joey Harrison

The Richmond Dairy building features three sixteen-foot milk bottles. It was designed by the Virginia architectural and engineering team of Carneal and Johnston in 1913. It has recently been converted into apartments and repainted.

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Hollywood Cemetery is creeping around the trees in this picture. What a divine place, where all the legends rest.

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Photo by a Mr. Moon Moonjazz

The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond is quite a feast for the eyes and a treat for nose.  I say that because there’s always something tasty cooking either in the lobby (often the home of tea dances) or in its restaurant.  The roof, as you can see,  is rather grand.  Some of the more well-to-do business people who are taking an extended stay in Richmond opt to make the Jefferson a temporary home for their corporate housing Richmond endeavours.  That can get pricey in a hurry though, so they typically only use the hotel if their corporate extended stay is shorter than two or three days.

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Hotel-John-Marshall by Code Arachnid.
Photo by Code Arachnid

According to the photographer, this shot of the John Marshall Hotel was taken from the top of the Media General building.  It’s not too far from a couple of Richmond personal injury law firm buildings.  You’ll notice the unique shadow that this building casts on the inner portion of itself.  You can only see this type of shadow if you capture the building at a specific time of day and from a very precise angle.

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The-Church-in-the-Wildwood by Code Arachnid.

You have to admire what the photographer decided to do in this shot of the Church in the Wildwood.  This is a very nice view of the church from a classic wide angle.  If I’m not mistaken, there’s a Richmond bank a couple of blocks away from where this photo was taken. Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Photo by Code Arachnid

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