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7th Street in the Civil War

7thStreet in the Civil War               During the Civil War, Seventh Street certainly came to play an integral role in the city of Richmond. This street, occupied mostly by residential places and factory space, the majority of the factory … Continue reading

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7th Streets Remains Integrated

Such was the lack of infrastructural modification in Richmond from 1895 to 1908, if one were to walk through the Richmond as we know it today – specifically along Seventh Street – you’d without doubt be able to relate it … Continue reading

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7th Street in the Twentieth Century

Seventh Street was subjected to quite a bit of change through the middle part of the twentieth century. Lying so close to the River James, and actually extending onto it – connecting the mainland and the once so important Brown’s … Continue reading

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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

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Week 4 Question

Having read ‘The Shaping of America’ I was naturally intrigued by the mentioning of the European settlers. One excerpt states that a Scottish majority inhabited the Chesapeake region. This is very typical of what would happen even today, as there … Continue reading

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Richmond’s Centrepiece: The James River

After experiencing a fascinating tour through Richmond with our guide and author Tyler Potterfield, one could quickly realize that the James River was the heart of everything about the historical city of Richmond. It is the centrepiece of Richmond – … Continue reading

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