Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Richmond VA

Description

“Before the erection of this art museum, the city of Richmond had no building suitable for the exhibition and storage of works of art. The structure is placed on the grounds of the soldiers’ home and the area surrounding it has been landscaped with lawns and planting.

The building is fireproof and is approximately 120 by 134 feet in plan. It is constructed of steel and reinforced concrete and the exterior walls are faced with stone up to the second floor level and with a red Virginia brick trimmed with stone above that.

The project was completed in November 1936. Its total cost was $287,974, of which $76,523 was provided by the P.W.A. as a grant, the remainder being provided by the Virginia Art Commission.”

Constructed between 1934 and 1936.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
76523 287974

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

Project originally submitted by Stefani Senkus on February 12, 2012.

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Location Info


200 N. Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23221

Location notes:

Coordinates: 37.555766, -77.474933

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