Monday, May 17, 2010

Rare view of the construction of Old City Hall, ca. 1894 - from a stereoview.

(click on image for larger view, then click again for giant view)

This rare image of the construction of Old City Hall in Richmond is from a stereoscopic card entitled "Bird's Eye View of Richmond" produced by the Vernon Portrait Gallery, A De Lemos, Proprietor, 107 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA., ca. 1894 (that is when Old City Hall was completed).The card was lent to us by William "Bill" H. Hartstock.

The image is taken from the top of the State Capitol building. You can see the steeple of Broad Street Methodist Church, which stood on 10th and Broad Street, just to the north of Old City Hall. 

Here's what the original card looks like.

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