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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Dominion Building

 
 
Old Dominion Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2010
1. Old Dominion Building Marker
Inscription. William Lawrence Bottomley (1883-1951), the well-known architect who planned a number of sophisticated Colonial Revival houses for wealthy Richmond-area clients, also designed this large utilitarian structure. In 1946, Atlantic Rural Exposition, Inc., had it built for the State Fair of Virginia for approximately $116,000 on property then known as Strawberry Hill. The building features a two-story oval exhibition space capped by a hipped roof with twin cupolas, and has been referred to as a cattle barn, shed, covered ring, and Main Exhibit Building. It became a part of the Richmond Raceway Complex in 1999.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 114.)
 
Location. 37° 35.28′ N, 77° 25.184′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Laburnum Avenue (Virginia Route 197) and Richmond Henrico Turnpike (County Route 627). Touch for map. This marker is located inside the Richmond International Raceway Complex. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Italians in Richmond (approx. 0.8 miles away); Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial
Old Dominion Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2010
2. Old Dominion Building Marker
(approx. one mile away); First Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle at Meadow Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.5 miles away); Intermediate Defenses (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Outer Fortifications (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chickahominy Bluff (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Old Dominion Building. Richmond International Raceway Complex (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Buildings
 
Old Dominion Building (south wall) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2010
3. Old Dominion Building (south wall)
Old Dominion Building (west wall) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 27, 2010
4. Old Dominion Building (west wall)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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