Main Street - Over 100 years ago - Old postcard view of the 1400 block of E. Main, c. 1907
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Before it became Richmond’s financial district in the 1910s and 1920s, Main Street was the principle business district. Every Richmond merchant wanted a storefront on Main Street. This image, ca. 1907, shows the 1400 block of E. Main Street. The 1907 Richmond directory notes that this crowded block included over 70 merchants selling a wide variety of goods including
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