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Monroe Park

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Richmond, Virginia.
Welcome to Monroe Park, Richmond's premiere urban square. The park was renovated in 2018 through a partnership of the City of Richmond, the Monroe Park Conservancy and the people of the Richmond region. The renovation . . .

(Architecture • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

White Hall

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Richmond, Virginia.
Dedicated to Miss Blanche Sydnor White, Executive Secretary to the Women's Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention, White Hall was built in 1953. The building was to be used to provide training to young women as . . .

(African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

First Southern African American Girl Scouts

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Richmond, Virginia.
In 1932, the first African American Girl Scout troop in the South began meeting nearby on the Virginia Union University campus. Sponsors of the troop included Lena Watson, Janie Jones, and Mary Virginia Binga. Girl Scouts . . .

(African Americans • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Henderson Center

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Richmond, Virginia.
The Virginia Union University Board of Trustees voted to name the Student Union Building in honor of sixth president Dr. Thomas Henderson in April of 1970. Dr. Henderson was the third Virginia Union alumnus to hold the title . . .

(African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Martin E. Gray Hall

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Richmond, Virginia.
Martin E. Gray Hall was named for a church deacon from Willoughby, Ohio who donated $25,000 toward construction of the building. Built in 1899, it was the original dining hall and one of nine buildings constructed by New . . .

(African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Blake-Grimké House

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Charleston, South Carolina.
(side 1) This Charleston double house was built before 1789 by William Blake, a planter and descendant of former Proprietary Governor Joseph Blake. By 1803 Mary Smith Grimké, descendant of Landgrave Thomas Smith, and Judge . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Huntley Hall

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Richmond, Virginia.
Dedicated in November of 1913, Huntley Hall was named for Board of Trustees member Byron Huntley. Mr. Huntley designated $10,000 in his will toward construction of the building in honor of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman . . .

(African Americans • Architecture • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ellison Hall

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Richmond, Virginia.
Originally named the Porter Hall Science Building, John Malcus Ellison Hall was dedicated in 1968 in honor of Virginia Union's fourth president. Dr. John Ellison was the first African American and Virginia Union alumnus to . . .

(African Americans • Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Boulevard Historic District

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Richmond, Virginia.
The Boulevard Historic District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Park Lane

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Richmond, Virginia.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Park Lane 1920

(Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Richmond at the Falls

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Richmond, Virginia.
A maze of rocks, rapids, channels and islands stretches along the James River between the 14th Street Bridge (3 miles to your left) and the Edward Wiley Memorial Bridge (4 miles to your right). It is called the Fall Line . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Byrd Park Pump House

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Richmond, Virginia.
The large granite building is what remains of the second oldest water pumping station in Richmond. It was built in 1882 and provided drinking water for the City of Richmond for over forty years. Nine pumps on the first floor . . .

(Animals • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault

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Gilbert, Louisiana.
LT. GEN CLAIRE LEE CHENNAULT (1890-1958) spent his childhood in Gilbert. He pioneered air pursuit tactics, created and led "The Flying Tigers,” Volunteer Air Forces for China against Japan. Advisor to Chiang Kai-Shek. . . .

(Heroes • Military • Notable Persons • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Mule-Fueled Waterway

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Richmond, Virginia.
The granite basin at your feet is a canal lock, a way to link high bodies of water to low ones. There are two locks in this park. They were built around 1830 by black slaves, Irish immigrants and Italian stone masons and are . . .

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pumps and Parties

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Richmond, Virginia.
This sturdy granite Pump House looks like a church on the outside and a castle on the inside. It was designed by City Engineer and Civil War Veteran Colonel W. Cutshaw. The long vertical lines and sharply arched "lancet" . . .

(Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Water Water Everywhere

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Richmond, Virginia.
From this point you can see the remains of three different canals. Two of these canals were for transportation. One was for drinking water. Look to your right: The flat, slow channel is the water supply for the Byrd Park . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Breaking Stones with Feathers

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Richmond, Virginia.
The wall of granite ahead is the remnant of a small quarry. Granite from this site may have been used in the construction of the canal locks or canal arch in this park. Quarrying was a major industry in Richmond during the . . .

(Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Atlantic Coastline Railroad Bridge

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Richmond, Virginia.
The railroad bridge in the distance carries the freight and passenger trains of the CSX Railroad that travel the east coast corridor. The original need for a bridge was to circumvent the slow train traffic that once had to . . .

(Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Wakefield

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Richmond, Virginia.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Wakefield 1920

(Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

103 South Boulevard

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Richmond, Virginia.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 103 South Boulevard 1020

(Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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