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Medical Monopoly: Twentieth Century Expansion of MCV

Shaye Ellis Final: In the mid-twentieth century, business and industry in Richmond experienced substantial growth and the city plan became more organized. Businesses with similar purposes clustered together as the layout of the city moved away from isolated and self-sufficient … Continue reading

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Marshall Street: We Mean Business

Marshall Street completely changed its identity in the mid-twentieth century.  Up to this point, the street was almost exclusively residential, but from the 1920’s and onward the street changed considerably.  Marshall Street acted as home to business development, including the … Continue reading

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Protests through Public Space

Khanh (Miki) Doan Throughout the twentieth century, Richmonders turned public spaces into an expression of their political views and concerns. Capitol Square, the symbol of the Virginia government and legislation, witnessed many protests taking place on Bank Street, ranging from … Continue reading

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The Change of Command for Canal Street

By Martin King The city of Richmond experienced a change in the traditional use of the spaces around Canal Street in the mid twentieth century as needs for central locations developed, and space became increasingly valued and filled.  These changes … Continue reading

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Graced by Architecture

Charles Hancock 4/27/11 Is Richmond like Ancient Greece? Richmond always holds some form of an atmosphere but what developed that atmosphere? The city has a political, social, and geographic identity, all of which are defined by history and the people … 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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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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