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Hall's Hill Wall

 
 
Hall's Hill Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 27, 2019
1. Hall's Hill Wall Marker
Inscription.  This wall is a reminder of racial segregation in the historically African American community of Hall's Hill. During construction of the Woodlawn Village subdivision in the 1930s, a wall of various materials and heights was built here to separate blacks from the adjacent white neighborhood. The only through-street in Hall's Hill at that time was N. Edison St. During the late 1950s, children from Hall's Hill removed a small section of the wall to create a passage to a nearby creek. In 1966, Arlington County removed a larger section of the wall, allowing full access to and from Hall's Hill. Sections of the wall still stand today.
 
Erected 2016 by Arlington County, Virginia in honor of the 150th anniversary of Hall's Hill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 53.454′ N, 77° 7.315′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on 17th Road
Hall's Hill Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 27, 2019
2. Hall's Hill Wall Marker
North west of North Culpeper Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4715 17th Road North, Arlington VA 22207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Glebe of Fairfax Parish (approx. ¼ mile away); Wunder's Crossroads (approx. half a mile away); Ballston Metro / The Blue Goose (approx. 0.6 miles away); Arlington County in 1921 / John M. Walton, Architect (approx. 0.6 miles away); Trolleys Come to Ballston / CIA Occupies the Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Glebe Road & Ballston / Marymount University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lacey Car Barn (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2019. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on October 10, 2020. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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