Ridge Street Oral History Project
Interview of Walter A. Payne Sr. by Ashlin Smith on July 26, 1994 and August 22, 1994.
Walter Payne, a long-time resident of Charlottesville and the Ridge Street area, shares in this interview his memories of the district and its residents. He also describes the weekly "Court Days" held during the summer on Main Street, which was an early Farmer's Market where livestock and produce were sold.
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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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