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Clay Street: Hymns and Hospitals

Shaye Ellis Final: Richmond’s position as a dividing line between the North and the South significantly influenced the culture and population of the city. The city’s industry reflected Northern counterparts, while its social interactions and values were quintessentially Southern. Religious … Continue reading

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The Connection between the Home Front and the Battlefront

Khanh (Miki) Doan Although Thomas Jefferson moved Virginia’s capital to Bank Street in 1792, this street was not a hub for the government agencies until the Civil War. The Confederacy established more than twelve offices of war on 0.3-mile Bank … Continue reading

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17th Street: Selling Goods, Real Estate, and People

17th Street: Selling Goods, Real Estate, and People Since the development of Richmond into the city it is today, 17th Street has come to be recognized for having one of the most well-known market squares in the city.  Within the … Continue reading

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Sex and the City of Richmond: Prostitution on Second Street

Jackson Ward in the twenty-first century is not a place whose history seems significant. As it stands now, small brick homes line the streets of this small Richmond neighborhood, and only a few insignificant shops make their livelihoods here.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Marshall St: Richmond’s Home

Zack Francis 2/10/11 FYS: Mapping American History Marshall Street: Richmond’s Home Home is more than just a physical location; it gives identity to the people who inhabit the space.  One of the most important reasons why people live in a … Continue reading

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The Powhatan House Hotel, Broad Street

By Tabitha Yewer Since Broad Street’s creation, it has been a revered center of shops and commerce. With close proximity to the Second Street market and the many churches located on the street, not only frequented on Sundays, but during … Continue reading

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Assignment #2: Five Years of Change

At the eve of the Civil War, Grace Street was filled with housing, churches and small stores. These buildings shaped the street into a place intended for the people and their daily lives. Over the course of the war, Grace … Continue reading

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