Hello Readers – today I have doors from this area in Richmond, Virginia called Carytown. It is also part of “The Fan” district.
The Fan neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, has the name because of the “fan” shape the streets make as they extend west from Belvidere Street to Boulevard Street.
- The Fan neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985
- A variety of architectural styles are found throughout the neighborhood, including Italianate, Richardson Romanesque, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, the Bungalow, American Foursquare, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial, and Art Deco
- Monument Avenue is 19th century Beaux-Arts inspired boulevard, which was designated as a “Great Street” in 2007 by the American Planning Association.
- Monument Avenue has six statues – many have been vandalized and these Confederate memorials on Monument Avenue have been a source of controversy since they were first built (more here). John Mitchell, Jr., banker and newspaper editor noted that he “was a great admirer of General Lee,” however, he did not help support these monuments. “The people of the South had to grunt and groan to raise a few thousand dollars for the Lee monument…the men who talk most about the valor of Lee, and the blood of the brave Confederate dead are those who NEVER smelt powder or engaged in a battle. Go to the Northern man for money; the Southern man for sentiment.”
- Most homes in THE FAN area do not have garages and parking can sometimes suck.
- The Fan neighborhood has three parks that are usually pretty safe.
- The Fan has restaurants, places to shop, and it has landmark places to see like The National Theatre (opened in 1923). It also is near parts of Virginia Commonwealth University and The historic Jefferson Hotel.
Go here to read more about the fan, which
I took the photo of the 45 records real quick-like. Thought I could have the image in case a convo ever came up where we were talking about 8-Tracks and vinyl.
Anyhow, later, when I looked closer at the top record, I realized I knew that song – “Let You Love Flow” by the Bellamy Brothers. So today I have another oldie but goodie to share (with a good message – eh?) I also looked down and saw the name Alan Jackson. I did not know who that was and turns out, Jackson is an award-winning country artist and I like his music too (enjoyed hearing it for the first time). Now here is the toe-tapping Bellamy Brothers’ jam from 1976:
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Hope you have a nice Thursday.