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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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RQJ_leigh-street-armory_Richmond-VA.html
In 1895, the city of Richmond constructed the Leigh Street or First Battalion Virginia Volunteers Armory, the nation's only 19th-century armory built for an African American militia. Several decades of noteworthy performance by Virginia's black mi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1N0L_samuel-preston-moore_Richmond-VA.html
Site of the house in which Samuel Preston Moore Surgeon General Confederate States of America lived, from 1863 to 1865
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GUV_maggie-lena-walker_Richmond-VA.html
Maggie Lena Walker was the first woman and the first African-American woman to found and be president of a chartered bank in the United States. She was born into poverty on July 15, 1864 in Richmond, Virginia to parents who worked in the mansion o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GTU_virginia-union-university_Richmond-VA.html
The result of the merging on this site in 1899 of two institutions founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society as follows: 1865 - Richmond Theological School for Freemen 1865 - Wayland Seminary, Washington, D.C. 1932 - Hartshorn Memoria…
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