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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1300-1304 East Cary Street

 
 
1300-1304 East Cary Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 5, 2011
1. 1300-1304 East Cary Street Marker
Inscription. This corner has long been dominated by restaurants and saloons which served the commercial area’s workers and clientele. Often commission merchants occupied the upstairs offices.

This handsomely detailed building erected on a site which extends into the intersection, appears to form a cornerstone for the entire historic district. Built in 1869, its stacked classical ornament is typical of the post Civil War period; and its facade is the most ambitious in the area.

Adhering to its historic usage, the renovated structure now accommodates a street-level restaurant with corporate offices above.
 
Location. 37° 32.119′ N, 77° 26.017′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Cary Street (Virginia Route 147) and South 13th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Cary Street. Click for map. Located on the west side of the building entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1302 East Cary Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbian Block (a few steps from this marker); Commercial Block (a few steps from this marker); Bowers Brothers Coffee and Tea Building (within shouting
Peking Pavilion (1302 E Cary St) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 5, 2011
2. Peking Pavilion (1302 E Cary St)
distance of this marker); Powers-Taylor Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 1200 Block East Cary Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Telephone Exchange South of the Potomac River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1201 East Cary Street (about 300 feet away); Black Hawk (1767-1838) (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. On top is an early photograph of the block courtesy of the Valentine Museum.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Shockoe Slip, Richmond. (Submitted on March 5, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
E Cary St & S 13th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 5, 2011
3. E Cary St & S 13th St
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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