Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Blog - The Devil's Triangle (west of the Blvd., N. Sheppard and Park Ave. and there-abouts)

This is a repost - Just to do a little advertising on - Richmond Blogs.

New Blog - The Devil's Triangle, Richmond, Va

A nice distorted view of N. Sheppard and Park Ave. - in the heart of the Devil's Triangle, Richmond, VA - image from Google Maps' Street View function.

Welcome - And share your memories of The Devil's Triangle and please share this URL with people you think might be interested.

Check out the rest of the Blog!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Have you seen a Boston Terrier around the neighborhood?

I got an email from Lynn whose Boston Terrier, Petey, was taken her backyard at 5 N. Crenshaw (near Carytown) on July 2nd. Lynn writes: "We've recently had a few calls from people who say a homeless couple has been seen around the Devil's Triangle area with a Boston Terrier. The girl even told one person the dog was named Petey. I'm told they look like some of the traveling punk kids you see around. We've put fliers in your area, but if you post notices on your blog, it would be great if I could post one there too. We're all heartbroken over this. If you happen to see them yourself, please give me a call. My phone number is 358-2953."

That was from Lynn - please help her out.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

"Welcome to Kensington Ave." Is a Web Site Focusing on Kensington Ave.

Check out this web site devoted to eight blocks (and the surrounding neighborhood) of Kensington Ave. in Richmond, VA.

Welcome to Kensington Ave.

Two old postcard views of what is now Kensington Court Apartments (formally the Johnston-Willis Hospital)

Kensington Gardens - circa 1980s.

The front steps were removed at one point for this driveway. In 2000 the original front entrance was restored.

Johnston-Willis Hospital, circa 1930.

The building was never pink - the colorist of this image (originally taken in B&W) got the colors wrong.