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The New (South) Broad Street

Zac Brown With only three remaining tenants, modern day Broad Street in-between 5th and 6th streets has completed a physical transformation that began in the 1880’s. At the turn of the 19th century Broad Street meant business. Clients converged from … Continue reading

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The Sit-In Effect

Zac Brown For Richmonders, the corner of 6th and Broad always meant one thing: department store. Since their openings in 1842 and 1885 respectively, Thalhimers and Miller & Rhoads were two of Richmond’s biggest downtown shopping landmarks, expanding to fill … Continue reading

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Broad Street’s Civil War Transformation

Zac Brown On the cusp of the Civil War Richmond increased its reputation as the trading post of central Virginia and made its name on the national level with an increase in tobacco factories, flour mills, and ironworks as well … Continue reading

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