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Aerial photo of St. John’s taken from from a blimp in September 1920

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Alex Goodmundson
Alex Goodmundson
2020 years ago

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Martha McConnell Looney
Martha McConnell Looney
3 years ago

Great photo. You can see Patrick Henry park wasn’t built yet. You can also see where Nolde condos is today and the Belfry Condos,(church) didn’t have the school annex built yet. That was 1929.

Joshua Champagne
Joshua Champagne
2020 years ago

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Cheryl Belcher
Cheryl Belcher
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Martha McConnell Looney
Martha McConnell Looney
2020 years ago

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Katherine Jester
Katherine Jester
3 years ago

Thanks for posting, these old photos are so much fun. Does anyone know what the big building in the 400 block of 25th Street is? Looks like a school, although I guess it could also be a church.

Dana Bagby
Dana Bagby
3 years ago

Ahhh, so that’s what was across the street before the tunnel claimed it.

Katherine Gomez Nelson
Katherine Gomez Nelson
2020 years ago

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Shawn Camille
Shawn Camille
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Lane Jennison
Lane Jennison
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Church Hill People's News
Church Hill People's News
3 years ago
Keith West
Keith West
3 years ago

Quite the commercial district where the Nolde is now.

Dana Bagby
Dana Bagby
3 years ago

THANKS!!

Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders
2020 years ago

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Liz Morton
Liz Morton
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Rebecca Gray
Rebecca Gray
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Carter Brothers
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Robyn Brickner
Robyn Brickner
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Roger Wright
Roger Wright
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Jason Pickart
Jason Pickart
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Deedles McRoberts
Deedles McRoberts
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Punisher
Punisher
3 years ago

Also, the RUST HOUSE is in this photo. My father was born in that house in February of that year.

Stokes McCune
Stokes McCune
3 years ago

It’s actually an Aerial view of St. Patrick’s! Just saying

Robb Moss
Robb Moss
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Melinda Holder
Melinda Holder
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Nathan Madison
Nathan Madison
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Cynthia Hatch
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E.L. Jenkins
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Jason Luther
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Sandra Lubbers
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Thiago Sperotto Ogibowski
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Hannah Shambley
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Scott Andrews-Weckerly
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Ashley Noelle
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Heather Boylan Drew
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Loren Isabel
Loren Isabel
3 years ago

So crazy to see all the buildings that aren’t there anymore

Samantha Elaine
Samantha Elaine
3 years ago

Loren, crazy and sad

Jennifer Orrison
Jennifer Orrison
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Cindy Shaffer Carr
Cindy Shaffer Carr
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Vanessa Elke Dieterly
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Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
3 years ago

@2 Katherine Jeter, that is actually the 300 block and is Corcoran Hall (311 N 25th). Later, it became the Model Steam Laundry building. Here is a CHPN link to an old post about it: https://chpn.net/2014/02/22/corcoran-hall-1936/ @3 Dana Bagby… the tunnel did not claim that block. Granted, the post office that was across the street did develop cracks in the wall and they moved out but, the rest of the business were there until 1962 when the buildings were torn down. Preservationists at the time felt they had no value, were poorly built, had become dilapidated and abandoned so, the… Read more »

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
3 years ago

@7 Punisher… Can you give any background on the Rust house? For those who do not know what we are talking about, it is the house that sits directly to the right of the large Corcoran Hall (was a laundry plant by the 1920 photo), and has the dormer windows. I have info when it was torn down long ago but, could have been the oldest, or one of the oldest houses in Church Hill if it were still standing. The Hall came down in 1965. I have discovered our house was built in 1809 (not 1812 as long believed)… Read more »

Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
3 years ago

Wanted to add one more thing about this photo, which has such historic value. The block where Nolde’s sits on Broad today. If you look and see the building on the corner of 26th and Broad, that is the original 1892 shop. The 3-story building in the middle of the block with the painted sign saying Tip-Top Bread on it, was the original Nolde’s plant built in 1897 (demolished in 1950 for modern expansions) and the 2 story attached to the left of it is where the Nolde family lived.

Rob Pate
Rob Pate
3 years ago

Looks like a great place to start an Historic District!

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