Monthly Archives: March 2011

Marshall Street Parking Deck

This photograph shows a new parking deck on Marshall Street in 1965. Since the end of World War II, cities began to adapt to the new automobile culture, and by the 1960s more than half of the ground in some … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Main Street Underground

The image above shows a section of Main Street undergoing excavation. The location is at the corner of Eighth and Main Street, and the structures under the street are abandoned coal shafts that joined chutes to Main Street. What this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Duval Street Loses Steam.

In the mid-1900s Duval Street started to experience reconstruction and construction improvement that gave it a new image and purpose in the city. The majority of Duval Street photos from this time period are associated with the Central Improvement Association … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

7th Street in the Sixties

Contractors beginning to lift half of the roof off the new four-story Virginia Employment Commission building at East Main and Seventh Streets; image shows two men in plaid shirts watching two hydraulic jacks on top of the roof.   After … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Canal Street

Canal Street and many areas like it shared a sad story during this time.  What had once been a prosperous, lively area fell into poverty and disrepair.  While the area never fully forgot its goals, it did lose its zeal … Continue reading

Posted in Assignment #4 | 3 Comments

Second Street in the Twentieth Century

Scanning the pictures stored of Second Street aludes far more to the Second Street I know today rather than the bustling residential and business area I had read of existing only ninety years ago.  As black businesses began to fail … Continue reading

Posted in Assignment #4

Renovating Franklin Street

In 1961 workers were laboring tirelessly to demolish the All Saints Episcopal Church, along with many other buildings on West Franklin Street to make room for a new high-rise apartment building and other developments.  The church had been established in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized