A member of the Nation of Islam sells newspapers at the intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue and Brookland Park Blvd. in Richmond’s North Side. Not only is the intersection a fixture in Richmond, it is a major corridor for all sorts of vehicles traveling north, east, south or west. But if your intention is to explore the diversity of people and places in Richmond’s North Side, you will discover a hub of small businesses, mixed-use housing, churches, community centers, libraries, schools and institutions of higher learning. Consider just a few of North Side’s neighborhoods and historic landmarks: Ginter Park, Washington Park, John Marshall High School, Bellevue, Laburnum Park, Pine Camp, Edgewood, Virginia Union University and the VUU Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Scott’s Funeral Home, McClenny and Watkins Funeral Home, the Northside Family YMCA, Hotchkiss Park, Cannon Creek Bike Trail, 3rd Avenue Park, and two branches of the Richmond Public Library.