Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Grace St. Game

Here's a cartoon flashback view of West Grace Street in the VCU area from 1983.

(Click on the image to enlarge it.)

In a way, this piece was done to help explain why I had just quit my longtime job as the manager of the Biograph Theatre: Twelve years was more than enough of that neighborhood.

In my view, too much of this dark picture of the deteriorating hippie culture depicted above was based on something akin to reality. Who remembers what the Candy Glutman's name really was?


anne said...


I think I spent 60% of my waking hours in 1983 on Grace Street.

F.T. Rea said...


Yes, it left a mark of some sort on all of us. You came in at the end of one style, and what was the beginning of another style, for that storied part of town.