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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2248_coburn-hall_Richmond-VA.html
Coburn Hall was constructed in 1899 and named for Maine governor Abner Coburn. It held Virginia Union's original chapel and library collection. Many legendary pastors and scholars preached and lectured in Coburn Hall, including Dr. Martin Luther K…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2247_virginia-union-university_Richmond-VA.html
In Apri of 1865, the American Baptist Home Mission Society (ABHMS) sends teaches and missionaries to Richmond, VA to educate newly freed slaves and the work of Richmond Theological School for Freedmen begins. Classes are held in several small l…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM21YH_officer-vernon-l-jarrelle_Richmond-VA.html
At this site, on August 1, 1973, officer Vernon L. Jarrelle responded to a robbery in progress. He was fatally wounded in a shoot out. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Jarrelle returned fire killing one of his assailants. Two others were a…
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/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/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/HM1SWI_james-monroe-monument-historical_Richmond-VA.html
Fifth President James Monroe was born April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. While attending the College of William and Mary he joined in the struggle for independence from Great Britain. James Monroe served with distinction during th…
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