Building the Burnt District

January 2, 1866


The city of Richmond begins rebuilding its damaged district now that more capable suppliers of resources become available in the city.


Many of our citizens are making arrangements for the erection of buildings in the burnt district as soon as the season opens for work to commence. And as great delay was caused last year by the difficulty of promptly procuring suitable building timber, we feel that we are doing a public service by calling attention to the fact that Messrs. Ragland & Co., on Fifteenth St, between Carry and Dock streets and Nessrs. Mercer & Woodward, corner of Ninth and Byrd streets, have some of the finest saw-mills in the country under their control, and they are prepared to execute order of the largest magnitude for all kinds of "bill timber."
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