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Suburban History

Documenting Richmond's suburban history involves taking a look at Richmond as a whole. The physical evolution of the suburban community is a fascinating account of a cultural landscape affected by its physical setting, social and economic forces, planning decisions and its people. This report offers an historical overview of a complex subject, with a focus on the 1950s era subdivisions, and offers observations as to why some of these areas look the way they do. From a heritage perspective, the marks of human settlement both large and small scale - that remain in the landscape are an important physical and visual history of Richmond's suburban development.

 Richmond's Suburban History Report