Scott Stadium, Then & Now

getStaticImage-9Perhaps the oldest known photograph of Scott Stadium, this was taken by Ralph Holsinger in February of 1931 while the UVA football stadium was still under construction.

IMG_3054This aerial photograph from recent years shows Scott Stadium after many expansions and renovations over the years.

Holsinger photo courtesy Special collections, UVA Library.
Aerial by Steve Trumbull © Trumbull Photography

Charlottesville Then and Now: The Paramount Theater

First opening in 1931, The Paramount, a downtown theater for movies and live performances in Charlottesville, closed after more than 4 decades in operation.

ER7Dec1974ParamountThis photograph was taken by Ed Roseberry in 1974 just after the theater went out of business.

After 3 decades of standing empty and an $18 million renovation in the early 2000s, the Paramount reopened and has been a draw in downtown Charlottesville for the past 10 years, with music and films and many other attractions.

IMG_8103This photograph by Steve Trumbull shows the renovated theater in 2011.

Roseberry and Trumbull will soon be announcing a talk they will do together at the Paramount in September.  Check back for details.

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This photo was taken by C’ville Images supporter Scott Bandy (aka Blue Spade) at Ed’s Alumni Hall exhibit at UVA earlier this year.  Scott got a photo of Steve taking a photo of Ed in front of photos that Ed took around UVA.

Classic Autos and Vintage Photos

C’ville Images is putting together a slideshow presentation for this Monday at the Hilton Doubletree in Charlottesville for the Piedmont Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  The show will feature images from Ed Roseberry of Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1940s through 1980s and focus, of course, on automobiles.

EPSON MFP imageEd has taken many photos of street scenes around town that include period automobiles as well as photos of the club’s car shows held here in C’ville over the years.  This photo of Main Street was taken circa 1962.

EPSON MFP imageOne of Ed’s first jobs after graduating from UVA in 1949 was working at Charlottesville Tire Service as an accounts manager. He took this night shot of the store which sat where City Hall is today.

EPSON MFP imageThis photo shows the Belmont Bridge in October of 1952 during a parade for the Apple Harvest Festival.  Ed is shooting from the roof of East End Gulf, a service station that sat on Main Street very close to where the Intelos Pavilion is today.

EPSON MFP imageThe Belmont Bridge was replaced in 1962 with a new bridge designed to cross the vast rail yard that Charlottesville had at the time. An assortment of period cars can be seen in this photo taken by Roseberry from the top of the Monticello Hotel. Also note the ample downtown parking at the time.

EPSON MFP imageThis next image shows Roseberry’s 1965 Cadillac (taken in 1967) at the drive-thru teller and the Charlottesville National Bank Building at Second and E. Main Streets.  This view is looking from the Market Street side.  Formerly the home of Charlottesville Presbyterian Church, this city location has been a parking lot since the 1950s although the drive-thru teller’s booth is long gone.

ERApr1970Carshow7A 1948 Chevrolet in a 1970 AACA carshow at one of the indoor practice facilities at UVA.

ERApr1973Car9A 1940 Chevrolet at another AACA car show.  This one was held at the old McIntire High School in 1973.

Monday’s show at the Hilton Doubletree is a private show, but if it goes well we may do this presentation at a future C’ville Images show open to the public.  We’ve got hundreds of C’ville images that include vintage autos in our collection.  Deciding which ones to include is always the hardest part!

All photos © Edwin S. Roseberry.  All work on this website is © C’ville Images and Trumbull Photography.  Nothing here can be used for any purpose without permission.

“Signs of C’ville” This September

EPSON MFP imageOne of our more popular C’ville Images shows from 2013 featured signage and storefronts from Charlottesville over the past 100 years. We have reworked the program to include many new images that we have gathered over the past year and a half since we first did the show. This new program will be shown at C’ville Coffee on Thursday, September 11 at 7 pm.. Ticket are $10 and are on sale now.  Reserve yours by contacting Steve Trumbull.

This is the first of our series of slideshows at C’ville Coffee for this fall. We do a monthly program (occasionally taking a month or two off), showing vintage photographs of Charlottesville, each month with a different theme, subject, or guest speaker.  If you have joined us in the past, you know they are well-attended and that the tickets usually sell-out quickly.

These are original programs, produced by C’ville Images, and include many photographs you will not see elsewhere. The $10 admission helps to support the work we do collecting, digitizing, and showing vintage C’ville images. You can also help us keep C’ville Images going by making a small donation or by purchasing prints from us. We’ve greatly appreciated all the support over the last few years and are very grateful for the overwhelming attendance at our programs.

So, join us in September for “Signs of C’ville,” presented by Steve Trumbull.  Nothing will transport you back in time quite the way these photographs of old (and often familiar) signs and shops will. Light on history, heavy on visuals. You won’t want to miss this one!

Photo of Main Street, Charlottesville by Ed Roseberry, 1960