Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The University “Corner”
A Student Rendezvous Since the Mid-1800s
Many of “The Corner’s” early structures still stand along University Ave.—between 14th and Chancellor Streets—including the C&O railroad bridge (1901), also known as the “Bridge of Scores”; Chancellor’s Drugstore (1914), located at 1411-1415; the Corner Building (1814), at 1412; and the Anderson Brothers Bookstore building (1891), at 1415. Two of “The Corner’s” institutions are: The Virginian Restaurant (1923), at 1521, one of the oldest eateries in the city; and Mincer’s Pipe Shop (1923) which opened at its 1527 address in 1954.
Tree-lined Elliewood Ave. is the city’s liveliest dead-end street. Named in 1910 for Ellie Wood Page (1894–1986), whose mother ran a boarding house, Elliewood Ave. became a busy thoroughfare of restaurants and shops in the 1970s.
Location. 38° 2.067′ N, 78° 30.018′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue (Business Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1419½ University Blvd., Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlottesville General Hospital (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Claude Moore, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgia O’Keeffe (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Holding Echols (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Jefferson Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fernando Símon Bolívar (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
Also see . . . The Corner, Charlottesville, Virginia. “The Gus Burger [at the White Spot] was named after ‘Dr. Gus,’ who used to work across the street at the hospital long ago, and who habitually ordered up a cheeseburger with a fried egg on top. Another favorite was the ice box pie (Jell-o mix and milk on graham cracker pie crust put in the refrigerator to congeal—apparently a popular WWII-era concoction). And of course, the sausage gravy made by Nat Pritchett was a great soak-up-the-booze hangover antidote on Saturday and Sunday mornings.”—John Meyer ’84 (Submitted on June 30, 2008.)
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