Friday, August 7, 2009

Image of Monroe Park, Richmond Dispatch, May 31, 1896.

From the May 31, 1896 issue of the Richmond Dispatch.
The train shown here is on Belvidere. The trolleys are on Main Street.

Click on the image for a larger view.

Check out the entire page of this issue of the Richmond Dispatch
- it includes another image of Monroe Park.


Anonymous said...

Belvidere was a much smaller street with row houses back then.

paul_h said...

Here's the link to the current Monroe Park site, including an impressive and unfinanced master plan.

Melinda said...

This is great. Nice images and info. I look forward to more. Question: Did the spelling of "Chimbarazo" change from "Chimborazo" or did I learn it wrong growing up?