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South 17th Street

                          Drew Patenaude                                                                                                             3/23/11                                                             South 17th Street   From 1897 to 1907 a man or a women in need of necessary goods could walk down the last few blocks of North 17th Street, as the street intersects … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Street’s Civil War

Fifteenth Street’s Civil War By John C. McAuliff On November 15, 1862, Lieutenant J.O. Withmell of the Confederate Army and five or six of his friends had been drinking late into the night. As they left the bar, they passed … Continue reading

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Richmond: Not Just Black and White

Richmond: Not Just Black and White By John C. McAuliff The most profitable economy in the nineteenth century American South was outlawed. When Slavery was abolished, the prominence and controversy of Fifteenth Street, like a Hollywood starlet at her peak, … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Street and the Economics of Race

Fifteenth Street and the Economics of Race By John C. McAuliff             A quiet street lay nestled in the bottom of a valley at the center of a city. It had once heard the searing clangs and bangs of industry, … Continue reading

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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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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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