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Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y

 
 
Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y Marker
Inscription.  In 1951, the National Gallery of Art established a secret emergency repository (Code named Project Y) for its distinguished collection of art on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The specially designed reinforced concrete building, situated at the end of Quinlan Street, was built for use in the event of national crisis during the Cold War. In exchange for ownership and use of the facility, the college made it available to the National Gallery for 50 years for emergency purposes. The A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust financed its construction. The building is now the home of the college's Maier Museum of Art.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWar, ColdWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
 
Location. 37° 26.198′ N, 79° 10.032′ W. Marker is in
Rivermont Ave & Quinlan St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Rivermont Ave & Quinlan St (facing west)
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Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Rivermont Avenue and Quinlan Street, on the right when traveling west on Rivermont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miller-Claytor House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troubled to Healing Waters (approx. ¼ mile away); Fink Deck Truss (approx. ¼ mile away); Pearl S. Buck (approx. ¼ mile away); The Long View (approx. 0.3 miles away); Packet Boat Marshall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hull of the Packet Boat Marshall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Randolph-Macon Woman's College (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Maier Museum of Art image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
3. Maier Museum of Art
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 25, 2022