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A View of Segregation on Main Street

A View of Segregation on Main Street Taking a walk down Main Street in Richmond during the early twentieth century would make it appear like any other street in the nation. It housed the main financial and commercial center of … Continue reading

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Twentieth Century Main Street

Main Street’s Evolution             Main Street is a common street name all over the United States; one is found in almost every city and town. It typically marks a city’s center of economic and business activity, and can be home … Continue reading

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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

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Main Street: Reconstruction from the Ground Up

By: Peter CampoBasso Rebuilding of Main Street:             Main Street in antebellum Richmond was the retail center of the city. Two to three story buildings with steep roofs lined the street, which functioned both as shops as well as private … Continue reading

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Main Street

The burnt District. –Enterprise in Richmond.–The 3d of April, 1865, will long be remembered by the people of Richmond. The Confederate having evacuated this city, lied to buildings containing to magazines, arsenals so rapid was the spread of total destruction … Continue reading

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Can Regionalism Impact the World?

As I read “All Over the Map”, all I could think about was a regional newsmagazine show called “Chronicle” that is about New England culture, lifestyle, and heritage. It documents aspects of life all over New England, especially small towns … Continue reading

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Small Scale Westward Expansion

Tyler Potterfield’s tour of Richmond was informative about the history of the city, while at the same time it created a lot of questions. In general, he did a great job of explaining how and when events occurred, but left … Continue reading

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