M. W. Thornhill Statue Fund

The Fifth Street CDC is currently raising funds to commission a statue of the late M. W. Thornhill. Mr. Thornhill served as Lynchburg’s first African American mayor, was a civil rights activist, effectively advocated for an enhanced black studies program in our schools, has mentored countless numbers of young men and women, and his family…

Relive Its Rich History

Fifth Street means different things to different people—depending on who they are or how old they are. The Fifth Street Corridor began its development in the early nineteenth century as a gateway to Lynchburg, connecting the booming town with points westward as evidenced by transportation-oriented businesses of the period with names like the Kentucky Hotel…

Fifth Street is Coming Back!

1 2 The Fifth Street Corridor is seeing considerable private development as a result of the recent streetscape improvements. The old tobacco warehouse at 410 Court Street is undergoing renovations to be a 21 unit apartment building and on the adjacent lot at 317 Fifth Street, a new 22 unit apartment building is under construction. 701…