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Who was Edith Shelton?

December 15, 2013 12:52 pm by

The Valentine Richmond History Center has a collection of photos of Richmond buildings by Edith Shelton, of which more than 500 are available to view online.

The collection spans from the 1950s to the late 1970s and encompasses many of the older neighborhoods, from Barton Avenue to Broad Street.

The photo above of the Trinity Methodist Church at 20th and Broad Streets from June 1954 is especially fascinating to me, showing as it does Trinity with its steeple, the Marshall Street viaduct, and several houses that are no longer standing. There is another shot from the same time that shows a pedestrian on the viaduct, as seen from Jefferson Park.

Like Madge Goodrich, nothing much turns up online for Edith Shelton.

N. 25th St., Between Franklin and Grace October 1954

N. 25th St., Between Franklin and Grace, October 1954

1917 (?) Fairmount Ave. (corner 20th) November 21, 1970

1917 (?) Fairmount Ave. (corner 20th), November 21, 1970

State Planter's Bank, 2500 E. Broad October 1954

State Planter’s Bank, 2500 E. Broad, October 1954

Post Office East End Br., 2406-08 E. Broad St. October 1954

Post Office East End Br., 2406-08 E. Broad St., October 1954

Fire Engine House, 306 N. 25th St. October 1955

Fire Engine House, 306 N. 25th St., October 1955


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