Deco at CNB, comprised of a 23-story tower and four-story annex
building, is located in the heart of the visual and performing arts
district and is surrounded by historic landmarks, vibrant
street-level retail, museums, galleries and office buildings.
The three-story-high ornate art deco bank lobby with coffered
ceiling, patterned terrazzo floors and bronze decorative features
have been restored to their former prestige and offer a breath
taking experience for all who enter.
Designed in the late 1920′s by world renowned architect John
Eberson, the Central National Bank Building is a steel-frame,
limestone-clad skyscraper that serves as the only structure in
Richmond, VA designed in the art-deco style of architecture.
The iconic building was the tallest skyscraper in Richmond for over
40 years and was a symbol of prosperity. Whether you visited
this bank as a customer or with your grandparents, all Richmond
natives are familiar with this buildings prestigious look.
Once called the Central Fidelity Bank building and used last as a
Wachovia bank branch it is now listed on the National Register of
In 2005 Douglas Development bought the 219 E. Broad Street building
and held on to it through the real estate recession before
beginning the redevelopment process. Ideas on how to revitalize and
repurpose the structure floated around for many years, but nothing
congealed until 2013 when it was decided to transform this monument
into an upscale modern functional apartment community, within a
historically preserved building, as part of the revitalization of
downtown Richmond’s Arts & Cultural District. The
buildings unique culture mixed with the lavish upgrades provide a
decadent and modern lifestyle in a class all its own.