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Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lincolnsville

 
 
Lincolnsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 12, 2010
1. Lincolnsville Marker
Inscription.  The four houses directly across the street are the last remaining original houses of Lincolnsville, Portsmouth's first middle-class African American community, established in 1890. It was an area of about 34 acres and operated as a city within a city with schools, churches, and lodges. In the late 1950s, after an economic decline in the region, Portsmouth's City Council designated Lincolnsville as its first urban renewal project. The red brick house, built in 1926, is the boyhood home of Dr. James W. Holley, III, the first black mayor of Portsmouth.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth VA.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 36° 50.294′ N, 76° 18.283′ W. Marker is in Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on North Street, on the right when traveling east. Near Emanuel AME Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 637 North Street, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (within shouting distance of this marker);
Lincolnsville Marker in situ image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 12, 2010
2. Lincolnsville Marker in situ
Emanuel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruth Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Paul's School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watts House (about 700 feet away); The Yellow Fever of 1855 (about 700 feet away); Collier's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Luke Porter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
 
Lincolnsville Homes image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 11, 2010
3. Lincolnsville Homes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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