The history of Richmond, Virginia in photos
Is this a Vintage Richmond post for 2050?
How long did it take for the demolition team to finish the task? It is never easy to see a building go down to dust. But, as they all say, the fall of one makes way for the rise of another. I'm sure that something new and better would rise in that particular spot. Let's just all hope for the best!
i grew up in richmaond, but left 10 years ago to the military... this website has almost brought me to tears. the memories.... i remember walking downtown with my grandma, while my uncle was in school on the southside. we did it to past the time. many of these pictures are breath taking. i cant believe willow lawn is gone... when will the history of richmond stop being sold to vcu an others who could care less of the rich heritage we have? so sad.
Just the enclosed mall at Willow Lawn is gone, the rest is still going strong. At some point in the future I'll do an update with pictures of what the new outdoor section looks like, I think they're all finished now. Last time I drove through it looked great. Glad you like the blog!
That's quite a mess you got there, Richmond. Megan's right. Personally, it's a little heartbreaking to see a building go down knowing that there are a lot of memories within that place. Yes, I heard from a friend that it is now finished. I wish you could post some photos, man.
I'll try and get over there in the next few weeks to take some "After" pics.
My uncle, now in his eighties, help to build Willow Lawn.