Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Laurel Street Market, 349 S. Laurel St., 1917.

This photograph and some other materials related to the family who owned this store are on sale on Ebay today. I thought I'd share them here.

It's a wonderful image of the Laurel Street Market located at 349 S. Laurel St., corner of Laurel and Albemarle Streets in Richmond's Oregon Hill neighborhood. The seller shows the back of this photograph where it's written: "Taken Feb 27 - 17" - so I assume it was taken on Feb. 27, 1917.  The store was owned by John Frederick Ernest Steinmann (1871-1934).

 Here's an image of the same address, 349 S. Laurel St., from a Google Street View dated June 2015. This bike shop - the Bunny Hop Bike Shop - has since closed. 

Here's another image from this Ebay sale. The seller also shows the back of this image which reads: "Original Bldg. Laurel St. Market, Ernest Steinman, Henry Steinmann, Berta Steinmann, and Willie Smith (helper)."  Where was this?  I'll have to check the city directories.  More later....

- Ray 

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