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Friday, April 22, 2011

3001 West Grace Street - 1960

From April 4th, 1960 comes this shot of the 3000 block of West Grace Street in The Museum District. Other than the great cars, this looks like it could have been taken a few months ago. Nice to see these buildings still standing, although in The Fan and the Museum District, that's kind of a given. Unless the houses/buildings are near VCU...I'll save that subject for some future posts.

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Photo courtesy of The Library of Virginia's Adolph B. Rice Studio collection

3 comments:

  1. Very cool to see this photo! I'll be moving to Richmond this summer from Durham, NC, and will be living at 3001 Grace Street. The building dates from 1925 and is still in great shape, with details like arched doorways and crystal doorknobs. It's a treat to find this photo of it from 53 years ago!

    Love your site overall, as well. History and architecture are two of my passions, so this is right at that great intersection.

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    1. Thanks for the comments, and good luck when you get here this Summer!

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    2. I lived on that block as a kid around 1970-1972. 3008 on the second floor. Went to Robert E. Lee Elementary School for kindergarten and 1st grade only to be bussed across town to Amelia and Maymont after the segregation court ruling. Thanks for the memories!!

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