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 Historic Places.
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.
I don't have a single complaint! This is a great building with great amenities!- Catherine, Google Reviewer
Living at Deco is wonderful. The employees here are always very nice and helpful. Social activities are held regularly, like morning coffee, holiday activities.- Yue, Google Reviewer
Beautiful views of the city, located in an area with a lot to do, the building has a lot of history (an old bank from the 1920s), and the staff is nice and easy to work with. I wouldn't mind staying here for a looooong time.- Alexander, Google Reviewer
This place is well maintained, clean, quiet, great common areas. The price is a bit higher than what we were expecting but this is a prime location and the quality cannot be compared to other apartments at a slightly lower price point.- Apartment Guide Reviewer
Beautiful building and lovely apartment. The community rooms (including gym) are beautiful. The staff has been extremely nice.- Apartment Guide Reviewer
There is no other community in Richmond that can compare to the charm of Deco!- Facebook Reviewer