Seeing our cities change over the years is one benefit to living longer. Watching areas over the years as they mature can be extremely satisfying. As a kid growing up in Petersburg, it seemed that once a month we would make the trek to the big city for something that could not be found in our sleepy little burb. Most trips were for shopping along Broad to Thalhimers and Miller & Rhoads – but some trips would be for more hard to find things.
Going into the heart of the once industrial wasteland of Scott’s Addition was not a regular occurrence but I do remember a trip or two with my Dad into that area. What I remember was a really industrial dirty, dingy, smoky area of warehouses with tons of activity.
Now to see how Scott’s Addition has changed into a thriving part of the city with cool living spaces, restaurants, and breweries. Planting trees in this area is such a great needed thing and I love seeing this article about Scott’s Addition receiving grant money to enhance it’s landscape!