An older map of Richmond and Manchester

03/01/2009 6:15 AM by


Another map with some older versions of the street names around here (here and here, previously), this is the first that I’ve seen that identifies Jefferson Avenue as “New Churchill Avenue”. Neat also is the inclusion of the ends of the Chesapeake & Ohio train tunnel under Church Hill, all of the named streets in Union Hill, and Nine Mile Road labelled as “New Bride Road” (which has to be a mistake on “New Bridge”, right?).

The cover for the map identifies the map solely as “1897”, though the map actually shows the pre-1892 boundaries of the Richmond (just before the annexation of the area from Grove Avenue to Broad Street west of Lombardy Street to Boulevard). The cover attributes the map to George Craw.

The map also includes the Central Lunatic Asylum, which moved to Petersburg in 1882.




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