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Friday, January 28, 2011

Bellevue Ave - April 1978

The 1200 block of Bellevue Ave in Northside, looking towards Brook Rd, from April of 1978. While this block has changed a fair amount in 33 years, Bellevue Cleaners is still on the corner of Brook and Bellevue, and from what I can tell in this photo, looks exactly the same. I love the Drug store and Bi-Rite Market signs, and I still have a Bellevue Hardware yardstick in my house, left by a previous owner.

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Photo courtesy of VCU Libraries

9 comments:

  1. The old soda machine in front of Bi-Rite is real neat.

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  2. Except for the cars, it doesn't look much different today.

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  3. Every birthday cake we ate as a child came from Belle Bakery

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  4. There is still a drugstore in that spot also. It's a CVS, and was of course a Peoples Drug before that.

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    1. And I think it was a Willey's before that.

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    2. Yep, Peoples was in Azalea Mall.

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  5. I LOVE the Northside...Richmond's 1st suburb

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  6. I knew the girl that drove that Volkswagen super beetle. she used to work at hip Pocket at Azalea Mall!

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  7. That Bellevue Barber shop was there until maybe 7 years ago. They had a long, long run. And, based on the newish sign, Johnson's Hardware must have sold out relatively near when this pic was taken.

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