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West Main Street from Ridge Street to 7th Street and Surrounding Area

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This part of Charlottesville has seen major changes in recent years. Originally, it was the city's prominent African American residential area; however, urban renewal in the 1960s wiped out a significant portion of the housing on Vinegar Hill, northeast of the current intersection of Main and Ridge. The area does retain some significant African American landmarks.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.

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