Central Business District in Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1951 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Q-6-12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 37° 24.875′ N, 79° 8.61′ W. Marker is in the Central Business District in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Church Street south of 8th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 833 Church St, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the Spanish American War (within shouting distance of this marker); John Lynch (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg Lynchburg History (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Elder’s Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Lynchburg Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lynchburg History (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Lynchburg (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Central Business District.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “At the age of 22, Glass finally became a reporter, a job he had long sought, for the Lynchburg News. He rose to become the newspaper’s editor by 1887. The following year, the publisher retired and offered Glass the first option to purchase the business. Desperate to find financial backing, Glass received the unexpected assistance of a relative who loaned Glass enough to make a down payment of $100 on the $13,000 deal, and Glass became an editor and publisher. Free to publish whatever he wished, Glass wrote bold editorials and encouraged tougher reporting, and the morning paper had increased sales. Soon, Glass was (Submitted on August 25, 2011.)
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