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Oregon Hill in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Miller House

 
 
John Miller House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 3, 2008
1. John Miller House Marker
Inscription.  John Miller, a free black cooper and minister, built this house about 1858. It is significant as a rare surviving antebellum house in Richmond constructed by and for a free African American family. More than two thousand free blacks lived in Richmond at the time of the Civil War; at least two hundred of them were homeowners. Miller was an influential member of the small free black community that existed in present-day Oregon Hill. Originally erected at 614 S. Laurel Street, the dwelling moved to its present location in 1917, two blocks to the west of here at 617 S. Cherry Street, by Richmond businessman Moses Nunnally.
 
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-61.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 37° 32.185′ N, 77° 26.98′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in Oregon Hill.
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Marker is on Holly Street near S. Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 & 301), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industrial Recycling (about 800 feet away); Neighborhoods at Tredegar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water Power (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Richmond’s Historic Riverfront (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belle Isle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making Machines at Tredegar (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert E. Lee Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
John Miller House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 3, 2008
2. John Miller House Marker
The Virginia War Memorial is in the background.
The John Miller House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 3, 2008
3. The John Miller House
617 S. Cherry Street
Oregon Hill Historic District image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., January 3, 2008
4. Oregon Hill Historic District
This nearby pavillion is marked with a Virginia Historical Landmark Plaque, which designates the entire area as having historical significance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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