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Franklin Street: 1905

Franklin Street: 1905

Circa 1905. "Franklin Street -- Richmond, Virginia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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It all makes you wonder

Who popularized the concrete sidewalk, and when.

Connecting the intellectual dots and surfacing the roads with the stuff was left to a later generation of civic ponderers. Or to be generous to those inhabitants of a different age, perhaps they had determined that horseshoes weren't up to cantering on concrete.

Architectural style

Richardson Romanesque.

Some homes still have them.

Those distinctive stone columns, so cool!

+112

Still there, sadly minus the mounting blocks.

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