David McNair

Blasts from the past: “Vintage DTM” photo series

In History, Photos on November 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm

The DTM is pleased to welcome a new feature to the site called “Vintage DTM.” Photographer Steve Trumbull‘s website C’ville Images features vintage images of Charlottesville and tells the stories behind the pictures.  We will be showing some of these photos here on a regular basis with a focus on Downtown and Main Street, today’s DTM.  You can also visit Steve’s archived web project, Charlottesville Then and Now, a photoblog showing old photographs from around Charlottesville, Virginia and pairing them up with current day views of the same location. Like C’ville Images on Facebook and feel free to contact Steve with any comments or to share old photos at steve@cvilleimages.com

Enjoy!

Vintage DTM

In the years before the Downtown Mall was constructed Main Street had a different look -and many different businesses- than it has today.  The Advance store on the right (selling tillers and bikes in addition to auto parts) sat on the corner of Third and East Main where Vivians and Rapture are now. The Paramount Theater is seen down the street showing the 1970 film, "Zabriskie Point" just a few short years before it would close its doors for 3 decades. Also visible is a group of buildings to the west (left) of the Paramount that would be lost to fire in 1973. At this point in its history Main Street was a one-way street with traffic flowing west. -- Steve Trumbull

In the years before the Downtown Mall was constructed Main Street had a different look -and many different businesses- than it has today.  The Advance store on the right (selling tillers and bikes in addition to auto parts) sat on the corner of Third and East Main where Vivians and Rapture are now. The Paramount Theater is seen down the street showing the 1970 film, “Zabriskie Point” just a few short years before it would close its doors for 3 decades. Also visible is a group of buildings to the west (left) of the Paramount that would be lost to fire in 1973. At this point in its history Main Street was a one-way street with traffic flowing west. — Steve Trumbull

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