Coburn Hall

Coburn Hall (HM2248)

Location: Richmond, VA 23220
Country: United States of America

N 37° 33.678', W 77° 27.062'

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—Virginia Union University —

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 King, Jr., Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Ms. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Benhamin Mays, and Dr. W.E.B. DuBois.

In May of 1970, fire gutted Coburn Hall, silencing the pulpit of the chapel until enough money was raised for the rebuilding of the beloved edifice in 1991. One year later, Coburn's chapel was named for Virginia Union's seventh president, Dr. Allix B. James.
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HM NumberHM2248
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Year Placed2012
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283513 N 4159965
Decimal Degrees37.56130000, -77.45103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.678', W 77° 27.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 40.68" N, 77° 27' 3.7200000000001" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bath St, Richmond VA 23220, US
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