D M Bright Building, 212 West Main Street, Richmond, Kentucky
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|Madison County, Kentucky|
|Other Historic Function:||Medical|
|Current Function:||Currently houses a dance studio/massage center|
|Other Current Function:||Currently houses a dance studio/massage center|
|Material of Exterior Wall Covering:||Brick|
|Material of Roof:||Asphalt|
|Material of Foundation:||Brick|
|First Owner:||D.M. Bright|
Decorative brickwork and an accentuated gable create a centralized, ornamented facade for this two-story building. (See MAR-68) 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.
Memories and stories
For several decades, was home to Irene's Formal Wear. In 2007, Irene's shut down and the building was briefly home to Pathwork Planet, a flea market of sorts. In February 2008, renovations began for it's current occupant, Open Cirle Studio; opening for business in May 2008. It also houses A Time for You massage center. Renovations continue as the next phase of the studio begins in mid-2009 with the intention to open a small cafe on the 1st floor.