D.M. Bright Building

D. M. Bright Building

MAR-15
212 West Main Street, Richmond
1884

Decorative brickwork and an accentuated gable create a centralized, ornamented facade for this two-story building. Applied, stamped-metal attic inserts, a bracketed cornice, and contrasting painted brickwork add to the decorative features. The projected central pavilion rises above the roofline to culminate in a pointed finial. Below it, the building is identified with name and date segmental arches, the center arch having a wider span to accommodate a paired window. The oldest labeled building in downtown Richmond, other buildings on the block repeat its emphasis on the central bay.