Explore Baked Potatoes, Single Piece, and more!

Explore related topics

The Markel Building, Richmond, VA.  The Markel Corporation commissioned architect Haig Jamgochian to design their headquarters in 1962. The aluminum clad conical structure was inspired by a baked potato wrapped in foil served to Jamgochian while attending an American Institue of Architect's dinner.  Each floor consists of a single piece of 555-foot aluminum.  They are the longest unbroken pieces of aluminum ever used as siding material.

‘Markel Building, Richmond, VA ’ Greeting Card by AJ Belongia

Carytown 1950's and today

Carytown and today

Ruins of Richmond, VA, 1865.

Ruins of Richmond, 1865

3001 West Grace Street - 1960

From April 1960 comes this shot of the 3000 block of West Grace Street in The Museum District.

Lee Bridge Demolition, Richmond VA 1989 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - This picture was made while the old Robert E. Lee bridge, the beautiful Art Deco thing on the left, was being torn down, several years after it was replaced by the bridge standing under (believe it's Belvedere St.). Notice they had to build a giant mole across the river & under the bridge to bring it down. pictures for a Photo 101 project at VCU in 1989, under the great Allen Jones.

Lee Bridge Demolition, Richmond VA 1989 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - This picture was made while the old Robert E. Lee bridge, the beautiful Art Deco thing on the left, was being torn down, several years after it was replaced by the bridge standing under (believe it's Belvedere St.). Notice they had to build a giant mole across the river & under the bridge to bring it down. pictures for a Photo 101 project at VCU in 1989, under the great Allen Jones.

The Jan. 30, 1961, edition of The Richmond News Leader included a photo essay titled “The Changing Skyline – and Landscape – in Richmond’s Bustling Retail Districts.” Among examples was a new pedestrian plaza at the Willow Lawn shopping center.

The Jan. edition of The Richmond News Leader included a photo essay titled “The Changing Skyline – and Landscape – in Richmond’s Bustling Retail Districts.” Among examples was a new pedestrian plaza at the Willow Lawn shopping center.

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson from Richmond, VA

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson from Richmond, VA

Bellevue Theatre Richmond, Va - 4026 MacArthur Ave., opened September 1937 and closed in 1963. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine lived in Ginter Park, when they were children and attended the Bellevue Theater during the 1940s. The Carter Sisters, June, Hellen and Anita also attended the Bellevue Theatre during the late 1940s. The Bellevue is now used by the Shriners organization for meetings and dinners and is known as the Samis Grotto Temple.

Bellevue Theatre Richmond, Va - 4026 MacArthur Ave., opened September 1937 and closed in 1963. Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine lived in Ginter Park, when they were children and attended the Bellevue Theater during the 1940s. The Carter Sisters, June, Hellen and Anita also attended the Bellevue Theatre during the late 1940s. The Bellevue is now used by the Shriners organization for meetings and dinners and is known as the Samis Grotto Temple.

Executive Motor Hotel, Richmond, Virginia | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Executive Motor Lodge - torn down a few years ago, was a great example of "populuxe" architecture (Forces of Nature was filmed here)

https://flic.kr/p/5q8AoH | St. Peter's Church | Title: St. Peter's Church  Creator:  Adolph B. Rice Studio  Date: March 21, 1959  Identifier: Rice Collection 2757A  Format:  1 negative, safety film, 4 x 5 in.  Rights Info:   No known restrictions on publication.  Repository:   Library of Virginia, Prints and Photographs, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA, 23219, USA, digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R

https://flic.kr/p/5q8AoH | St. Peter's Church | Title: St. Peter's Church Creator: Adolph B. Rice Studio Date: March 21, 1959 Identifier: Rice Collection 2757A Format: 1 negative, safety film, 4 x 5 in. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Virginia, Prints and Photographs, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA, 23219, USA, digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R

Pinterest
Search