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Fifteenth Street’s Civil War

Fifteenth Street’s Civil War By John C. McAuliff On November 15, 1862, Lieutenant J.O. Withmell of the Confederate Army and five or six of his friends had been drinking late into the night. As they left the bar, they passed … Continue reading

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Richmond: Not Just Black and White

Richmond: Not Just Black and White By John C. McAuliff The most profitable economy in the nineteenth century American South was outlawed. When Slavery was abolished, the prominence and controversy of Fifteenth Street, like a Hollywood starlet at her peak, … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Street and the Economics of Race

Fifteenth Street and the Economics of Race By John C. McAuliff             A quiet street lay nestled in the bottom of a valley at the center of a city. It had once heard the searing clangs and bangs of industry, … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Street and the Economics of Race

John C. McAuliff Mapping American History-Assignment #4 Ayers/Nesbit Fifteenth Street and the Economics of Race             A quiet street lay nestled in the bottom of a valley at the center of a city. It had once heard the searing clangs … Continue reading

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Valentine Photo Archives, The Corner of Fifteenth and Franklin

The building of the I-95 Turnpike, 1957. By John C. McAuliff In 1957, this photo was taken of the beginnings of construction for the I-95 overpass across Franklin and Fifteenth Street, according to the Valentine Richmond History Center. Without knowing … Continue reading

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What Once Was Lost, but Now is Found: The Story of Fifteenth Street

John C. McAuliff What once was lost, but now is found On November 15, 1862, Lieutenant J.O. Withmell of the Confederate Army and five or six of his friends had been drinking late into the night. As they left the … Continue reading

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15th/Wall St. Research update

I have all but finished researching and writing a first draft, with just another source or two to consult before the editing process begins. Fifteenth was the national headquarters of the American slave trade. My initial draft tells two stories … Continue reading

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