Neat aerial shot of Broad Street from Meadow to Lombardy Street from December 5, 1952 (courtesy of the Adolph B. Rice Studio collection at the Library of Virginia). Below is a close approximation of the same photo via Google Earth, as well as the same area from 1994 (showing that old grocery store and the Lombardy underpass).
Looking for a landmark? The Sauer’s building is about halfway up and towards the left side of the image.