Apr 7 2010

Business Section, Ashland, VA, early 20th century

This photo shows the west side of the tracks, south of Thompson St. The Cox store is outside the photo frame to the right, at the corner of S. Railroad Ave. and Thompson St. As you can see, Railroad Ave. was not yet paved. Meyberg's, on the far right, has the store name on the roof line. Next to it are two similar-looking buildings. Both Hughes Drug and the building to its right were erected [...]

Apr 6 2010

Stebbins Corner

Mr. Charles Stebbins had owned several businesses in Richmond before the Civil War. After the war, he chose to move his family permanently to what had been their summer home on Railroad Avenue in Ashland. In 1883, his son, Charles, Jr., established a general store on the northwest corner of England Street and Railroad Avenue. A large awning that  faced Railroad Avenue and the tracks served as a local gathering spot, as you can see [...]

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