Rooting for Mom//
Glenn Johnson and his daughters, Lena, 9, left, and Zora, 12, cheer the runners in last Saturday’s Richmond Marathon on 5th Street near the Downtown finish line. The family was waiting to spot their wife and mom, Sadeqa, and to give encouragement for the final leg of the course. Please see story on the race, more photos, Page A10.
Demolition has begun on the General Assembly Building at 9th and Broad streets in Downtown. The pillared façade that faces the State Capitol is the only part of the nine-story building that is to be saved. Planned for the site is a new 15-story building to be completed and opened by 2021. A parking garage also is to the part of the $300 million development. The money also is to pay for renovation of Old City Hall, the Victorian Gothic Revival building at right, which was built in 1894.
Tranquil fall scene in Byrd Park