Aberdeen Gardens

Aberdeen Gardens (HMRMD)

Location: Hampton, VA 23666
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.014', W 76° 24.359'

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Built "by Negroes for Negroes," Aberdeen Gardens began in 1934 as the model resettlement community for Negro families. It was the only such community in the United States designed by a Negro architect (Hilyard R. Robinson) and built by Negro contractors and laborers. Aberdeen Gardens is composed of 158 brick houses on large garden lots, a school, and a community store, all within a greenbelt. The streets, excepting Aberdeen Road, are named for prominent Negroes. Aberdeen Gardens offered home ownership and an improved quality of life in a rural setting. In 1994 this nationally significant neighborhood was listed as a Virginia landmark and in the National Register of Historic Places, through the efforts of former and current residents.
Marker NumberW 95
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 374952 N 4099520
Decimal Degrees37.03356667, -76.40598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.014', W 76° 24.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 0.84" N, 76° 24' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1424-1436 Aberdeen Rd, Hampton VA 23666, US
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