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

Childsavers' WRVA Building

 
 
Childsavers' WRVA Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Childsavers' WRVA Building Marker
Inscription.  Philip Johnson, one of the foremost architects of the 20th century, designed this building and its accompanying tower as a new headquarters for WRVA Radio. Dedicated in 1968, the structures were composted of poured concrete, and the windows simulated punches made by a machine. WRVA, founded by a local tobacco company in 1925, broadcast a powerful signal and was known as the "Voice of Virginia." ChildSavers, a nonprofit provider of mental health and child development services, acquired the WRVA Building in 2003. ChildSavers originated in 1924 when social reformer Martha Patteson Bowie Branch established the Children's Memorial Clinic in Richmond.
 
Erected 2018 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA118.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkCommunicationsScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 37° 31.955′ N, 77° 25.339′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker
The Childsavers' WRVA Building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. The Childsavers' WRVA Building
is at the intersection of North 22nd Street and East Grace Street, on the left when traveling north on North 22nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 N 22nd St, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2204 E. Grace Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Shockoe Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Shockoe Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); 2205 East Broad Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2209 East Broad Street - Miles Turpin House (about 400 feet away); 2200 E. Broad St. (about 400 feet away); 205 North 23rd Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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