Thursday, April 19, 2012

Before And After - 2 North 5th Street

Today's Before And After is The Hancock House, built in 1809, and the former home of (among others) a US Attorney General and two Richmond Mayors. It sits on the corner of 5th Street and Main Street.

Below are two different angles of the house, each with a before picture from 1936, and a current picture from 2012. Pretty impressive that this house has survived in downtown Richmond for 203 years!

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Here's another angle...note that the tree is the same in both pictures. 75 years later it's still there!

Before photos courtesy of The Library of Congress


  1. You should see the inside of this place; a friend of mine owns it & has been working on it for over twenty-five years. He is doing a meticulous & well-researched restoration.
    You got some great exterior pictures, both old & new!

  2. That concrete phone pole in the second picture is gone now but the one across Main it connects to is still there. Weird to see them around the city.

  3. I like that the tree on the corner appears to be the same tree in both photos 75 years apart.

  4. Seems like the building directly beside it on the right, is just as old. If that indeed is the same building.