THIRD FRIDAYS: Sarita Herman and the Making of the Downtown Mall
Architectural historian Sarita Herman will take us on a deep dive into the history of the making of Charlottesville’s now iconic Downtown Mall. She connects the dots from “urban renewal” of the early 1960s, the razing of the Vinegar Hill neighborhood, and the then highly controversial plans to turn Charlottesville’s Main Street into a pedestrian mall in the 1970s. What might all this mean for Charlottesville development today? This lecture will include many seldom-seen archival photos and film.
This event is free and open to the public.
"Third Fridays" is a series of free, public lectures offered by the Charlottesville Center for History and Culture on the third Friday of each month (September through May, except December), at 7pm. All events in this series take place at CitySpace on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. No tickets or reservations are required. Please arrive early as seating is limited.