First up is the William Barret House, built in 1844 at the corner of 5th and Cary Streets. When this picture was taken in the 1930s, it had survived almost 100 years, including the Civil War and the burning of Richmond in April of 1865. Click the photo below for the high resolution image of this house.
And here is the house today, about 75 years later. It's now an office instead of a residence, but actually looks better than it did in the 1930s. If you look closely, you'll notice the tree on the right has also survived these last 75 years of change in downtown Richmond. Click the photo below for the high resolution image.
Top photo courtesy of The Library of Congress