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Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y

 
 
Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y Marker
Inscription. In 1951, the National Gallery of Art established a secret emergency repository (Code named Project Y) for its distinguished collection of art on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The specially designed reinforced concrete building, situated at the end of Quinlan Street, was built for use in the event of national crisis during the Cold War. In exchange for ownership and use of the facility, the college made it available to the National Gallery for 50 years for emergency purposes. The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust financed its construction. The building is now the home of the college's Maier Museum of Art.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6 24.)
 
Location. 37° 26.198′ N, 79° 10.032′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Rivermont Avenue and Quinlan Street, on the right when traveling west on Rivermont Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller-Claytor House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pearl S. Buck (approx. 0.3 miles away); Packet Boat Marshall
Rivermont Ave & Quinlan St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Rivermont Ave & Quinlan St (facing west)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Hull of the Packet Boat Marshall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Randolph-Macon Woman's College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defense Works (approx. 0.8 miles away); Inner Defenses 1864 (approx. one mile away); Point of Honor (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, Cold
 
Maier Museum of Art image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
3. Maier Museum of Art
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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