Category Archives: Assignment #3

The Interplay of Race and Development

Lily Hazelton Franklin Street has generally been a place of commerce. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many things changed, but the main use of Franklin Street remained as a place of business. The businesses on the street changed; they … Continue reading

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Clay Street Opposition and Transition

Shaye Ellis Final: The contractor waited for approval to begin construction on the new Mechanics’ Savings Bank. He held the completed plans of the structure designed for the northwest corner of 3rd and Clay Streets in his hands. Across town, … Continue reading

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The Hidden Change on Canal Street

Martin King The advent of the twentieth century brought change to the streets of Richmond and a renewed livelihood to the city after its destruction in the Civil War.  New technologies and business practices had changed the way the city … Continue reading

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Marshall in the “New” South

Many wealthy, white Richmonders lived on Marshall Street.  Just a block away from the excitement of Broad Street, people considered Marshall Street a convenient place to live.  The Civil War and ensuing emancipation caused many neighboring streets to undergo change, … Continue reading

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White Supremacy and the Story of African American Barbers on the Verge of the Twentieth Century

Khanh (Miki) Doan The fire insurance Sanborn maps and the city directories illustrated Bank Street from 1865 to 1920 with two major changes: the expansion of the government and the emergence of one particular African American business, the barber service. … Continue reading

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The Diversity of Broad Street

Many defining changes took place in Richmond in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  With emancipation came a transformation of the south, especially within the city of Richmond, as it had once been the capitol of the Confederacy.  After … Continue reading

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Leigh Street: The Battle After the War

Perry L. (urpl4ut) Assignment #3 3/21/11 In the years that followed the Civil War, the devastated South struggled to regain its strength and reassert itself as a part of the new United States.  In this struggle, southern cities found new … Continue reading

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