This aerial photograph from legendary Charlottesville photographer Ed Roseberry shows downtown Charlottesville as it looked in the early 1970s. The street on the left is Main Street, today’s downtown mall. The ramps came off the Belmont Bridge and 9th Street on to Main Street about where the nTelos Wireless Pavilion stands today. You can see there are barricades blocking access to Main Street, possibly the very early steps of the construction project that would create the brick-paved pedestrian mall or maybe preparing for a parade. City Hall and other prominent downtown buildings can be seen in this photo, though the Market Street Parking Garage had yet to be built. “Vintage DTM” is produced by Steve Trumbull. For more vintage Charlottesville photos visit www.cvilleimages.com
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