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Metropolitan Richmond in the northern part of Henrico County and the southern portion of Hanover County represents a sharp contrast between intense commercial and suburban development around U.S. 250, U.S. 1, I-95, and I-295 and adjacent rural areas. Once predominantly open farmland, this northern area has been transformed into a thriving commercial strip, beginning with the extension of Richmond's earlier automobile-related architecture. Willow Lawn, the area's oldest post–World War II shopping mall, opened in 1956, and the conversion from farm to automobile culture has occurred since then. Development continues to consume small crossroads communities like Short Pump. The following focuses on building adjacent to and north of U.S. 250.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.

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