Thursday, November 11, 2010

500 Block of West Broad St - July 1980

A run down stretch of W. Broad St near VCU in downtown Richmond from July of 1980. The On Leong Chinese Merchants Association occupied two of the four buildings pictured, but even they appear long gone by the time this photograph was taken. The building on the far left is now gone and the CVS parking lot has replaced it. A great restaurant, The Belvidere at Broad, now occupies 506 W Broad. See below for a current, much less desolate shot of this scene. Click the photo below for the high resolution image.

Here's roughly the same shot today:

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress

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