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Built in 1813 as a meeting house, the Round Church was designed to be a town meeting venue, as well as for five Protestant congregations. Also called the Old Round Church, it has sixteen sides, a technique which the designers believed to be devil resistant, as it won?t find a corner to hide in.

Designed by William Rhodes, the Round Church the work led to praise for the architect, as his imagination put him on the level of high style professionals.

Listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1996, it is believed to be a sole survivor of the 16-sided, 19th century meeting house trend. Thanks to the Richmond Historical Society, the Round House is still well preserved and in a very good shape.
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