Monday, September 26, 2011

Name this Richmond street.


What Richmond street is this?  Time period?  What is the building on the left? What is the church building on the right?

- Ray

====Update====

It is Broad Street, from about 1910, with what is now Old City hall on the left. Broad Street Methodist Church on the right.

6 comments:

Tess said...

Old City Hall, Broad St. Hard to tell the time period -- maybe turn of the century? Not sure about the church!

Anonymous said...

The church is the Broad Street Methodist Church designed by Albert West in 1858-59.I would guess the photo was taken between 1940 and 1900.

Bob Winthrop

Ray Bonis -- Selden Richardson. said...

Tess and Robert were right. Robert is a Richmond architectural historian so it is a given he'd get it right and he wrote a book called Architecture in Downtown Richmond in 1982.

:-)

Thanks Tess and Robert.

Tess said...

:) The part I got was easy -- Old City Hall is unmistakeable. Do you know when the photo was taken?

Bluefield Times said...

Tess - I think the photo dates from the 1910s - by 1920 the steeple on the church was gone. Also, the image is from an old postcard that appears to be from the 1910s (I wrote a book on Richmond architecture using old postcards and this seems to fit that decade - the 1910s - perfectly. Plus, no automobiles - by the 1920s you see many more than the decade before.

I'll post another mystery image next week.

- Ray

Tess said...

Thanks! I love these.