Photo: Out of the Attic

The photo in the Dec. 13, 1962 Rappahannock News touted the “facelift” being given to the corner of Main and Middle streets, seen here as you approached the corner from the north. “All of the old buildings on the left at the caution light are being torn down,” said the caption. “The Episcopal Church purchased the lot and will make a parking area there. The original home of the Rappahannock News was located in this building in 1949.” Trinity Episcopal Church, barely visible in the 1962 photo at the far left, is much easier to spot in the modern-day Google Maps photo (inset) because it did indeed build that parking lot. The lot didn’t get much use outside of church hours until about 16 years later, when someone opened a restaurant across the street called The Inn at Little Washington.

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