RVA Time Machine: Shopping on Broad Street in 1960

By Boomer Staff | October 13th, 2016

Some of the buildings still stand, but the tenants have changed

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Many may recall shopping downtown in Richmond along Broad Street at staple stores like Miller & Rhoads and Woolworth’s. Although those businesses no longer exist, drivers can still spot Miller & Rhoads signs on Broad. However, the Woolworth’s building is not still standing.

Adolph B. Rice Studio took this photo Oct. 23, 1960 looking west at the intersection of Broad Street and 6th Street.

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