“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Jackson Ward

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Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 3, 2017
1. Jackson Ward Marker
Inscription.  Before the Civil War this neighborhood was home to free blacks and enslaved individuals, along with European immigrants and Jewish residents. The area served as a city electoral district (1871-1903) and is still called Jackson Ward. By the early 20th century it had become one of the premier centers of African American business, social, and residential life in the United States. Black-owned businesses such as the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, the Southern Aid Insurance Company, the Richmond Planet newspaper, and Miller's Hotel (later Eggleston Hotel) thrived during legalized racial segregation. In the 1950s the new interstate highway bisected Jackson Ward. In 1978 the area became a National Historic Landmark.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-74.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommercePolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
Jackson Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 3, 2017
2. Jackson Ward Marker
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37° 32.808′ N, 77° 26.274′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Second Street, on the right when traveling north. Opposite the historic Hippodrome Theater. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 528 North 2nd Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giles Beecher Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller’s and Eggleston Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred D. "A.D." Price (ca. 1860-1921) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quality Row (about 300 feet away); A Legacy on Leigh Street (about 300 feet away); Maggie Lena Walker (about 400 feet away); John Mitchell, Jr., "Fighting Editor" (about 600 feet away); Maggie Walker (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Jackson Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
November 6, 2009
3. Jackson Ward Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,397 times since then and 104 times this year. Last updated on November 7, 2009. Photos:   1. submitted on September 4, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on May 19, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on November 6, 2009. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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