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

Lincolnsville

 
 
Lincolnsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 36° 50.294′ N, 76° 18.283′ W. Marker is 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. Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III (a few steps from this marker); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Lincolnsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. Lincolnsville Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruth Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Dale, U.S.N. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Paul's School (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Lincolnsville Homes image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Thomson, October 11, 2010
3. Lincolnsville Homes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.   2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   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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May. 20, 2022