Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-114.)
Location. 37° 31.937′ N, 77° 25.334′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Grace Street and North 22nd Street, on the right when traveling east on East Grace Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2209 E Grace St, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Shockoe Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams-Van Lew House 2307 E. Broad Street (about 600 feet away); Franklin Street Burying Grounds (about 600 feet away); Trinity Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); Welcome to Historic St. Johnís Church (about 800 feet away); George Wythe (about 800 feet away); St. Johnís Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “After the Civil War ended, Catholic Bishop John McGill requested nuns from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, to pray for the devastated city as well as to educate girls. The first order to respond was the Sisters of the Visitation, whose superior, Mother Mary Baptista, was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and sister of Father Alexander Hitzelberger (who joined the Jesuits after serving in Norfolk and Petersburg). Although the Sisters of the Visitation were generally a contemplative order in Europe, for more than sixty years they ran an elite boarding and day school on this site, which they named Monte Maria.” (Submitted on September 11, 2017.)
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