Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
C. B. Holt Rock House
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-28a.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture Education • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 38° 2.367′ N, 78° 29.5′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on Preston Avenue just south of 10th Street NW, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1010 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Changes in Holt's Neighborhood (here, next to this marker); Asalie Minor Preston: Teacher & Philanthropist (here, next to this marker); Holt's Architecture (a few steps from this marker); Washington Park: Separate and Unequal (a few steps from this marker); An American Dream: Home Ownership (a few steps from this marker); Legal Aid Justice Center and the Holt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles B. Holt: Born Into Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Holt In Charlottesville: Work and Success (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
Regarding C. B. Holt Rock House. The home now
Also see . . . Charles B. Holt, African American Heritage Path. Brochure published by the Legal Aid Justice Center. “The legacy of the Holt House endures beyond the lifetime of Charles B. Holt. Asalie Minor Preston (c. 1904-1982), a schoolteacher in Albemarle County’s “colored” schools, married Holt’s stepson and lived here after Charles B. Holt died in 1950. In 1877 Asalie Preston’s grandfather had purchased land north of Charlottesville for $300. Her father, a farmer and schoolteacher, worked the land and slowly accumulated over 66 acres. In the 1970s, suburban expansion along Route 29 North made the land valuable. Asalie Preston and her siblings sold the land for over $500,000 and later established a scholarship fund. By 2006, the Rives C. Minor and Asalie M. Preston Educational Fund was providing between $150,000 and $200,000 a year in scholarships for Charlottesville area children.” (Submitted on May 9, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,408 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.