Thursday, November 11, 2021

1200 block of E. Main Street looking east.

Before it became Richmond’s financial district in the 1910s and 1920s, Main Street was the city's principal business district. Every Richmond merchant wanted a storefront on Main Street. These postcards show the 1400 block of E. Main Street. The color postcard is postmarked 1907. The 1907 Richmond directory notes that this crowded block included over 70 merchants selling a wide variety of goods including several firms engaged in the manufacture of farm equipment, carriages, buggies, and wagons. Check out that large wagon wheel on the building on the far right - talk about great advertisement!

- Ray

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