Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Film of VCU's Monroe Park Campus from ca. 1977 - Over 30 Years Ago.

VCU's Monroe Park campus, ca. 1977

Top: Corner of W. Grace and N. Harrison street; Bottom: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and the James Branch Cabell Library. Notice the cars that are parked on Park Avenue. That section of the street is now closed to traffic.

Above are some stills from a
film of VCU's Monroe Park campus (and environs - from Monroe Park to Grace Street) made circa 1977. The footage was filmed by VCU art professor Glenn B. Hamm (1936-1980). He taught at VCU from 1969 until his death in 1980. The video on YouTube was posted by his son Carl Hamm. Part one of the film can be accessed here and part two here. Carl is a local Richmond DJ (he added some great music to the film) -- his work can be accessed here.

Does anyone have any more old films of Richmond that they would like to share?

-- Ray B.

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