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Valentine Museum First Freedom Center and Marriott Hotel

Valentine Museum First Freedom Center and Marriott Hotel | Richmond, Virginia

The Valentine Museum First Freedom Center and Residence Inn by Marriott project included the construction of a six-story, 210-room hotel. The structure is a combination of structural steel and load-bearing metal stud on a composite deck. The facility's exterior is comprised of a brick veneer and cast stone, with stucco and precast at the feature wall.

Project Scope

The Valentine First Freedom Center, located at the corner of S. 14th and E. Cary Streets in historic Shockoe Slip, houses 2,200 sq. ft. of exhibitions that delve into America’s experience of religious liberty from its European antecedents through today. A room for traveling exhibitions and updatable modules allows flexibility to highlight historical as well as contemporary events.

Physically connected to a Residence Inn by Marriott, the exhibits enjoy access to meeting space for forums and conferences. Outside, a 27-foot spire, a limestone wall etched with the enacting paragraph of the Statute, and a 34-foot banner of a seminal Jefferson quote imprint the importance of the “first freedom” on all who come upon that busy corner.

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