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Then and now on Broad Street

I’ve been more than slightly obsessed with the Richmond Commission of Architectural Review Slide Collection at the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries over the past few days. Here is a look at East Broad heading down the hill from 21st Street, with a few photos from the late 1970s to the 1990s.

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Southside of the 2000 block of East Broad Street / September 2016 via Google

 

2009 E. Broad St. (1991)

 

2017 – 2009 E. Broad St. (1995)

 

2017 – 2009 E. Broad St. (1991)

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20th and Broad Street / September 2016 via Google

 

1920 E.Broad St. (1995)

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1900 block of East Broad Street / 2016 via bing.com

 

1908-1916 E.Broad St (1989)

 

1908-1916 E.Broad St (1988)

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1901 East Broad Street / September 2016 via Google

 

1903 and 1901 E. Broad Street (1978)

 

1903 and 1901 E. Broad Street (1994)

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1813 East Broad Street / September 2016 via Google

 

1813 E. Broad St (1981)

 

1813 E. Broad St (1995)

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16 comments

Tracy Masuck Haines
Tracy Masuck Haines 12/24/2016 at 11:04 AM

I love these! Please keep posting!

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Eric Huffstutler 12/24/2016 at 11:06 AM

I remember the 2000 block of Broad with those old houses, when we first moved to Church Hill. Believe at one time there was talk of saving it since they were old but true to form with Richmond, the city did nothing to fight to preserve them.

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Eric Huffstutler 12/24/2016 at 1:51 PM

Unfortunately, as I have found with my research, this collection does not include North of Broad houses.. except the first block right off of Broad (300 block). Photo documentation, as well as general history, is a void when it comes to NOB.

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Katherine Jester
Katherine Jester 12/25/2016 at 8:03 AM

Everybody has a book in them…this might be yours

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