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A Slideshow of Victorian Richmond Hill

victorian richmond hillThanks to Joseph DeMay, Jr. for his enormous contribution in creating this fascinating slideshow of images that show many locations of early Richmond Hill from the turn of the 19th century along side its corresponding present day image from 2003.

Like a true detective, Mr. DeMay painstakingly researched and documented many of the images from early postcards and photographs of Richmond Hill and located where they exist today in Richmond Hill.

victorian richmond hillMaybe an early photograph showed only a dirt road with an unfamiliar street name and a single home on it, but due to his keen eye for detail, many of these obscure postcards and photographs have been brought back to life once again by enlightening us with a sense of how Richmond Hill, once a small town with dirt roads, grew into an urban development. And what truly is remarkable, many of these homes and locations still exist today.

As you view these images, perhaps you will come to realize that many of the streets still hold precious pieces of our past but were unaware due to the years of development or over development of our community.

Much credit is also due to authors Carl Ballenas, Nancy Cataldi and the Richmond Hill Historical Society for the book "Images of America - Richmond Hill".

But once again, thanks to Joseph DeMay, Jr. who has helped us to put it all in perspective!

This slideshow is no longer available. We hope to make it available again soon.


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Book Cover - Images of America - Richmond HillImages of America Richmond Hill - The Richmond Hill Historical Society with authors Carl Ballenas and Nancy Cataldi have written this comprehensive book on the history of Richmond Hill. Read more about this book and how to purchase it for your collection.

 

Special Features:

Maple Grove Cemetery Walking Tour"Celebrating the Living Spirit" - Thanks to Joseph DeMay, Jr. for creating this slideshow of the Walking Tour at Maple Grove Cemetery, where students portrayed the notable people who have been laid to rest at this historic cemetery. View and enjoy the slideshow here.

 


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