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Oregon Hill was established during the industrial expansion during Reconstruction following the Civil War. Oregon Hill was populated by the workers from the Tredegar Iron Works and Albemarle Paper Company .
Oregon Hill Today
Oregon Hill is located only a few blocks south of Virginia Commonwealth University, with generally low-rent dwellings, making it a popular place for students to rent houses or apartments. Recently, there has been much developement on the edges of Oregon Hill. Many old buildings were torn down and replaced with townhouses, and a formerly empty field overlooking the river being is the site of a new housing project. Due to the major developement, and the accompanying rise in property taxes, many families who have lived in Oregon Hill for generations are being forced to sell their homes.
Mamma Zu Italian restaurant is located in Oregon Hill .
Oregon Hill in Popular Culture
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