The University "Corner"

The University "Corner" (HM5HA)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22903
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.067', W 78° 30.018'

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A Student Rendezvous Since the Mid-1800s

In the early 1900s "The Corner," so named by the University crowd, was but a sparse collection of businesses at the entrance to the University Grounds—literally just a corner. In the intervening years "The Corner" has grown into a bustling commercial district.

Many of "The Corner's" early structures still stand along University Ave.—between 14th and Chancellor Streets—including the C&O railroad bridge (1901), also known as the "Bridge of Scores"; Chancellor's Drugstore (1914), located at 1411-1415; the Corner Building (1814), at 1412; and the Anderson Brothers Bookstore building (1891), at 1415. Two of "The Corner's" institutions are: The Virginian Restaurant (1923), at 1521, one of the oldest eateries in the city; and Mincer's Pipe Shop (1923) which opened at its 1527 address in 1954.

Tree-lined Elliewood Ave. is the city's liveliest dead-end street. Named in 1910 for Ellie Wood Page (1894-1986), whose mother ran a boarding house, Elliewood Ave. became a busy thoroughfare of restaurants and shops in the 1970s.
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HM NumberHM5HA
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:42pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 719381 N 4212586
Decimal Degrees38.03445000, -78.50030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.067', W 78° 30.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 4.02" N, 78° 30' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220-686 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville VA 22903, US
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