Thursday, March 10, 2011

East Franklin St - Church Hill - 1974

Another installment of our Before And After series, this time it's a few houses on the 2500 block of East Franklin Street in Church Hill from August of 1974.

Doing this blog has led me to discover many beautiful old buildings in Richmond that have been torn down, so here's another case where the buildings have not only survived, but actually been improved. The two middle houses appear to be occupied in this picture, although the front doors are boarded up and their porches are missing. They also look a little rough, as does the block in general. Gotta love those cars though.

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Fast forward almost 27 years, and here are the same houses today, fixed up and thriving:

Top photo courtesy of VCU Libraries

1 comment:

  1. Great. WOuld love to see more of the white/brick warehouse building to the right of this photo. I actually purchased a condo here a few years ago and want to learn more about it.