Ettrick in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Restoration of Vawter Hall
Brought to you through the generous support of:
— National Park Service's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program —
Project Overview: Vawter Hall was named for Captain Charles E. Vawter, a life-long educator and Chairman of the board of the Virginia Normal and Industrial Institute Board of Trustees from 1902 until his death in 1905. Constructed in 1908, it was the first building on campus built explicitly for classroom use and continues today as the home of the Language and Literature Department. Vawter Hall was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Park Service's Register of Historic Places in 1980.
This restoration project is funded by the National Park Service's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program and will provide for essential repairs that will preserve this grand structure for generations of Trojans to come.
• Foundation waterproofing and drainage improvements
• Repairs to exterior façade
• Repairs to roof
• Repairs of exterior doors and lighting
Erected by Virginia State University.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 37° 14.123′ N, 77° 25.078′ W. Marker is in Ettrick, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of College Avenue and Hayden Street, on the right when traveling south on College Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Restoration of Storum Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mr. Frederick Francoz Simms (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Rocks" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ettrick (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of Virginia State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Beginning of Ettrick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Local Workforce At The Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simms Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ettrick.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.