The Resource Shoe Factory, State Penitentiary, Richmond, VA, 1888.
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- Dimmock, Marion Johnson, 1824-1908,
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- These drawings show elevations and floor plans for a factory building on the grounds of the Virginia State Penitentiary. Marion J. Dimmock designed this structure after a January 1888 fire destroyed the building previously used as the shoe factory. Dimmock was awarded the contract in February 1888, and the building was completed later that year. The building housed the Davis Shoe Company, which maintained a contract with the penitentiary to use convict labor and the state-supplied building. The shoe factory was so sucessful, the Davis Shoe Company requested an expansion in 1893. Dimmock also received the commission for the additions to the factory. The remaining portions of the Virginia Penitentiary were razed in 1991-1992
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- Marion Johnson Dimmock was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1824 and moved to Richmond in 1833. He served in the Confederate Army, attaining the rank of captain. He became one of the most prolific Virginia architects in the period 1870-1900. Among his more prominent commissions during this period were the Confederate Memorial Chapel (1887), a hotel in Elkton, Virginia (1890), Richmond Chamber of Commerce Building (1891-1892), Mortuary Chapel in Hollywood Cemetery (1897-1898), and an addition to the State Library Building (Dimmock & Lee, 1908).
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