Thursday, April 29, 2010

Late 1910s view of the Corner of Floyd Ave. and Cherry St., near VCU.

These two images were lent to me by Richard Bland, local artist and collector. They show the corner of Floyd Ave. and Cherry Street. You can see the corner of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on the top right. The automobiles appear to be from the late teens so that is how I am dating this image. If you are familiar with VCU you can get a sense of where these folks are standing - it would be the crosswalk between the Student Commons and the James Branch Cabell Library. The houses seen here are on the north side of the 900 block of Floyd Ave - the grounds of the Cabell Library. They were demolished in the late 1960s to make way for the library.

In this image you can see a box camera the woman is holding. 

This postcard, from VCU Libraries' Digital Collection,  dates from the 1910s. You can see the corner turret of the house that stood at Floyd and Cherry - it stands just behind the Cathedral in this image taken in Monroe Park.

Here is a view from Google Maps showing the area in question -
corner of Floyd and Cherry (now Cathedral Place).

- Ray B.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I cant belive they demolished it