Much like Rome, Richmond is a city that was built on seven hills. While there was an ordinance in 1937 to make them official by a local councilman, unfortunately it was never passed. As a Richmonder, you know there is an unofficial list of the seven hills. They are:
Each of the seven hills were all located in the downtown area and each area unique to creating the city we see today. I am planning on starting a blog series exploring the uniqueness of each area of the river city and its impact on the city today. But first, let's take a look at the city as it grew to the grandeur we see today.
|The proposed 7 Hills|
|Broad Street, 1920's|
|Construction of Interstate 95|
|View of Main Street Station from Interstate 95, 1972, Hurricane Agnes|