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The Wilson Inn (circa 1927)

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Another history snapshot from Bill Hartsock:

The picture was taken around 1927 of the residents of the house at 2700 East Broad Street. It was a boarding house, owned by the Methodist Church, known as the Wilson Inn and housed single women that had moved to Richmond for work. The woman on the left was the matron (a dower old soul if ever there was one!). She ran the place and supervised the women. The Wilson Inn moved to Monument Avenue in the early 1930’s because they ran out of space at 2700.

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2700 East Broad Street (Google 2012)
2700 East Broad Street (Google 2012)

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Would never have known. Learn something new every day!

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I have said, still maintain, and hoping that someone will take on the challenge and write a comprehensive book about Church Hill North. And it would truly be a challenge because no one has ever attempted it before due to the lack of archival materials. Few to no photographs of any age exist at museums for structures in the area – including Shed Town. It was like Broad Street had an invisible wall down the middle , an Iron Curtain of sorts and the two sides were never to mingle. The “other side” of that fence was deliberately overlooked due… Read more »

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