Ridge Street Oral History Project
Interview of Melvin Hamilton by Julie Gronlund and Roulhac Toledano on August 12, 1994.
Melvin Hamilton was born in South Carolina in 1915, and grew up in Tennessee. He served in the Army in World War II and served in the South Pacific. After the war he married Gertrude Maria Michie, a woman from Louisa County, Virginia, and moved to Charlottesville. Mr. Hamilton participated in this interview because he raised his family on Ridge Street in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Ridge Street Oral History Project: A Supplement to the Survey of the Ridge Street Historic District and Proposal for Local Designation.. Prepared by Preservation Piedmont for the Department of Community Planning, Charlottesville, VA, December 1995. (Excerpted Portion)
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