“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Jackson Ward

Jackson Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2009
1. Jackson Ward Marker
Inscription. Before the Civil War this neighborhood was home to free blacks and enslaved individuals, along with European immigrants and Jewish residents. The area served as a city electoral district (1871-1903) and is still called Jackson Ward. By the early 20th century it had become one of the premier centers of African American business, social, and residential life in the United States. Black-owned businesses such as the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, the Southern Aid Insurance Company, the Richmond Planet newspaper, and Miller's Hotel (later Eggleston Hotel) thrived during legalized racial segregation. In the 1950s the new interstate highway bisected Jackson Ward. In 1978 the area became a National Historic Landmark.
Erected by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-74.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 32.808′ N, 77° 26.274′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Second Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Opposite the historic Hippodrome Theater. Marker is at or near this postal address: 528 North 2nd Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giles Beecher Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Millerís and Eggleston Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred D. “A.D.” Price (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quality Row (about 300 feet away); A Legacy on Leigh Street (about 300 feet away); John Mitchell, Jr., "Fighting Editor" (about 600 feet away); Maggie Walker (about 800 feet away); First Trolley Car System in Richmond (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansAntebellum South, USIndustry & CommercePolitical Subdivisions
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