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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21T9_maggie-lena-walker-memorial_Richmond-VA.html
1864 — Born July 15 to Elizabeth Draper and later works with her mother as a laundress to make ends meet 1883 — Graduates from Richmond Colored Normal School, teaches for three years before marrying Armstead Walker, Jr. 1899 &md…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MV_virginia-state-penitentiary_Richmond-VA.html
The Virginia General Assembly authorized a state penitentiary in 1796 during a penal reform movement aimed at rehabilitating convicts through confinement and labor. Benjamin H. Latrobe, who later designed the United States Capitol, was the pr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21MU_richmond-hill_Richmond-VA.html
Richmond Hill was an early name for Church Hill. Richard Adams, one of the most prominent men in Richmond, built a house on this site by the 1790s, and a second house, still standing, was constructed here about 1810. William Taylor remodeled t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21LC_oregon-hill_Richmond-VA.html
The Henrico County town of Sydney, laid out here in 1817, was slow to develop. Oregon Hill, a working-class Richmond neighborhood just east of Belvidere Street, expanded westward across the county line to this area during the 1850s. Many whit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21L1_loving-v-virginia_Richmond-VA.html
Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, defined under Virginia's 1924 Racial Integrity Act as an interracial couple, married in June 1958 tn Washington, D.C and returned home to Caroline County, Arrested in July for violating Virginta's laws against…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21GY_wilfred-emory-cutshaw_Richmond-VA.html
Wilfred Cutshaw graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1858 and served as a lieutenant colonel of artillery in the Confederate army. As Richmond's city engineer (1873-1907), he instituted an innovative system of civic planning that…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21ER_charles-sidney-gilpin_Richmond-VA.html
Charles Sidney Gilpin grew up here in Jackson Ward. He apprenticed in the Richmond Planet print shop before beginning his theater career and becoming one of the most highly regarded actors of the 1920s. Gilpin is best known for his title role…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21DS_friends-asylum-for-colored-orphans_Richmond-VA.html
Here stood the Friends Asylum. for Colored Orphans. Lucy Goode Brooks and the Ladies Sewing Circle for Charitable Work, all formerly enslaved, founded it in 1871. The orphanage, supported by the Cedar Creek Meeting Society of Friends, provide…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y80_italians-in-richmond_Richmond-VA.html
Italian immigrants were a small but cohesive segment of Richmond's population by the 1850s. Local artist Ferruccio Legnaioli, who employed many Italian immigrant artisans, influenced the cityscape with his ornamental designs for the facades of pro…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WY0_overshot-waterwheel-historical_Richmond-VA.html
Overshot waterwheels generated mechanical energy that operated all of Tredegar's furnaces and machinery from the time of the Iron Work's founding in 1837 until just after the American Civil War. Turbines replaced Tredegar's waterwheel by the la…
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