Hello Readers, bringing you to Church Hill, Virginia for a Thursday Doors post.
Church Hill is a small neighborhood east of downtown Richmond, Virginia.
Church Hill is where Patrick Henry gave his “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.
Church Hill is also where the largest Civil War hospital was located – over in Chimborazo Park
In the last few years, Church Hill has been experiencing major construction, also called gentrification, which involves rebuilding in a way that changes the character of a neighborhood by upscaling it – or building to appeal to more affluent residents and businesses.
The gentrification topic is a touchy one because it will displace many low-income residents, but it can also be good for an area – as it often helps reduce crime and it can fortify the area with growth.
How do you feel about gentrification in an area? I am mixed….
Slideshow with some of the newer structures coming in:
Slideshow with some of the older homes:
Church Hill Shines On!
And I hope things work out for the residents that have lived here for so long.
Thursday Doors is a weekly celebration of doors hosted by Norm Frampton (Norm 2.0).
Go HERE to leave your link – and/ or check out the other door shares for this week.
(This is a scheduled post – so I will be back to activate the link to Norm’s blog – and add my link over there)