Tuesday, January 11, 2011

316 East Main Street - 1920s

I'm going to try something a little different here: Over the next few posts I'll show the same house from two different time periods in the past. The De Saussure House was built in 1839 at 316 East Main Street (corner of 4th and East Main Street). The photo at the bottom of the page was probably taken sometime in the early 1920s. You might not notice it at first, but the side of the building is an Amoco gas station. Check out the great "American Gas" pump at the curb:

And it looks like the house next door at 314 East Main St was one of the first, if not the first home of the Richmond League of Women Voters:

Click the photo below for the high resolution image.

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress

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