Apartments and Gasoline

Author:Gonzalez, Madeline, AR-Arch History DeptUniversity of Virginia

How one corner parcel in Locust Grove, Charlottesville can reveal the history of an entire area.

The changing uses of the corner of Gillespie Ave. and High St. directly reflects the history of an evolving and developing Charlottesville, from a rural farming area into an integrated suburban city space. By delving into the history of this specific lot, this project argues that a general geographic history of an area can be gleamed from a very specific one.This project seeks to understand this transformation of geographic space through spatial analysis of this corner in the contexts of Locust Grove Farm, Charlottesville, and the state of Virginia.

Locust Grove , Charlottesville
University of Virginia
Published Date:
May 07, 2021
Sponsoring Agency:
Storymaps ArcGIS