Thanks to everyone who turned out on Thursday evening for “Main Street, C’ville” at C’ville Coffee. The first in our monthly series, this one explored the history of the Downtown Mall portion of Main Street through photographs taken over the past century or more.
With various other events happening all over town that night we were thrilled to have more than 40 guests in attendance to view the more than 170 images. Jack Hammond, attending a CHIL presentation for the first time, had these kind remarks:
It was very informative the way you showed pictures, including narrative, of downtown Charlottesville one block at a time starting on the east end near City Hall and ending at the Omni. The fact that you had as many as 6 or 7 pictures of individual buildings from every possible angle from 1890 until today with all the changes that occurred was incredible. I couldn’t believe how many fires shaped the way the mall looks today including the reason we have Central Place. I plan to make it to as many of these slide shows as possible in the future.
Our next show is scheduled for Thursday, May 9th, same time (7pm), same place (C’ville Coffee) and same price (just $5). We will be announcing the subject of the next show in a few days.
If you would like to hire a private screening of this show for your family or group, you can for just $200. Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org