As the architects always say, "Darn those trees! They didn't look like that in my sketch!"
Ahhhh, but trees are usually included in plans. But I doubt that they would have been back in the day when this street evolved. I wonder when trees began to make an appearance in city planning? To be totally honest... lawns, paved roads and what not were not a part of the original planning. although sidewalks were. FYI... the very last house which you really can't see much of in this row of houses is the oldest row house in Richmond and it is the former office of Gov. Wilder, from when he was a practicing lawyer.
Have you never seen their ratty lollipop trees in their drawings? But you are right, of course--yet they should have anticipated an avenue of tall pecans at the least. Or peanut bushes. Wonder if the original architect is still spinning in his grave! Nice piece of history well recorded, r.w.! Thanks!
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Photo taken in Church Hill, Richmond, VA, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location