Can anyone put a more specific location to this?
Church Hill (1966) via Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
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THinking that this might be like 22nd and Broad? Need to go by to eyeball it.
I do believe John M is correct.
It sure is. The view from Google Maps Street View certainly seems to confirm your hunch, John.
I definitely think it’s 2200 E. Broad.
I’m almost certain it’s 22nd and broad. Very cool!
That was my guess too, and you’re right, John. This is 22nd and Broad, standing on 22nd just north of Broad, facing east. You can confirm it by looking at Google Maps Street view. The stone wall with the short-post entryway in the background (on far right of the photo) is still standing as the entryway for that small church set back from the street (on the south side of Broad between 22nd and 23rd). The three story brick that dominates the photo is still there but unfortunately the vintage painted advertising has been covered over. Nice pic.
Pretty sure you’re right, John: http://g.co/maps/8ezsc
I believe you are correct, John.
Yes, the NE corner of 22nd and Broad. The stone wall across the street and the mansion at the corner of 23rd and Broad are unmistakeable.
That clock is super cool.
2200 East Broad Street, Church Hill – Before and after
Chanti… the clock was part of the old Dr. Pepper logo and their sloganatarting in the 1930s. During that era, research was discovered proving that sugar provided energy and that the average person experiences a letdown during the normal day at 10:30a.m., 2:30p.m. and 4:30p.m. A contest was held for the creation of an ad using this new information. The winner of the ad campaign came up with the famous advertising slogan, “Drink a bite to eat at 10, 2, and 4.”
It is a shame to loose any painted advertising and glad to see them being restored whever possible but can see that this one would be a bit misplaced today where it stands. It wasn’t “covered over” but removed hence the bricks and mortar can be seen.