Monday, February 6, 2012

Before and After: 14 & 16 North Laurel Street

I figured after a few negative VCU posts it's time for something a little more positive. Today we see 14 and 16 N. Laurel Street (across from Monroe Park) back in 1975 and today. Both houses are still intact today, are used by VCU for offices (School of World Studies and Office of General Counsel), and in much better shape outside than they were 37 years ago. Click the photos below for the high resolution images.

March 1975:

January 2012:

Top photo courtesy of VCU Libraries

1 comment:

  1. I could stand corrected, but as I recall, those houses were renovated and used by one of the surrounding churches. Eventually, like everything else, consumed by VCU. VCU is only a good chaperone to our historic infrastructure by default. They don't get it. Much more would have been lost to them if not for many vocal Richmonders.