4 Corners Revisited: The Evolution of Main and Union Streets, Danville, VA
Over the past 150+ years in downtown Danville, Virginia, the four corners created by the intersection of Main and Union Streets have played host to many significant buildings. As you stand at this crossroads, imagine the various constructions pictured here. Realize that one corner has always been as it is today—and one has, until recently, always been a “place to stay.” The Dudley Block suffered a premature setback—and the once home of Woolworth’s awaits a new beginning. The downtown segment of the River District is a 2016 Virginia Main Street Community. Virginia Main Street is part of a successful national movement to revitalize America’s historic downtown business districts.
http://danvillehistory.org/2003-holiday-tour.html (#1 corner) Fountain, Clara Garrett. Danville Virginia (Postcard History Series). Arcadia Publishing, 2000. (#2 corner) http://www.godanriver.com/work_it_sova/news/parking-deck-facade-could-mimic-hotel-burton/article_1d9... (#2 corner, parking garage) http://rdricketts.com/blog/2008/07/14/early-danville-Virginia-drug-stores/ (#3 corner, photo of 1851 Masonic Temple) Hairston, L. Beatrice W. A brief History of Danville, Virginia, 1728-1954.The Dietz Press, 1955 (#3 corner) http://ncccha.blogspot.com/2009/01/f-w-woolworth-danville-Virginia.html (#4 corner). Wayland, Lee. If Streets Could Talk. Lulu Publication, 2011 (#2 corner).